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University Centre Peterborough

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems

UCAS Code: GG45

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


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64

A levels required; 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or a Merit level Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

What sets this course apart is its flexibility. It is ideal if you are looking for a wide range of computing skills: from web design and development with PHP and JavaScript, computer programming in languages such as C# and Python, mobile app coding in Java, and embedded systems with C++. You will develop skills in cyber security, database management and CISCO network systems support, and have the option to study specialised subject such as AI with Machine Learning and Big Data. No matter what route your computing career is heading in, we will help you develop a systematic, creative and flexible approach to problem solving that every computing professional relies on.
The course is comprised of number of modules designed to promote your professional growth and personal development. During your studies you will be encouraged to acquire key practical skills to help you build a broad-based and deep knowledge of computing. This will allow you to make informed choices when developing specialist in-depth knowledge in your preferred areas.
Employability is a key focus of the course with guest speakers from industry, practical case studies, vocational assignment scenarios and modules which have been developed alongside employers to meet the needs of the local and international computing industry. We encourage entrepreneurs and will provide you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge necessary to develop your own business ideas around the latest technical innovations. Students and staff also take part in the Global Day of Code and Agile Peterborough events, along with regular sessions for meeting professionals and developing agile working practices.
The Major Project is your chance to develop expertise in a specific subject of your choice, which can form the centre-piece for your portfolio ready for future interviews and you will also have the opportunity demonstrate this work to industry professionals from the region at our annual exhibition of final year projects. Examples of previous projects include VR computer games, specialised applications of Drones and Raspberry Pi based systems such as digital weather stations and in-car diagnostic dashboards.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

Year One core modules: Programming Concepts Computer Architecture and Networking User Interface Development Systems Design and Development Digital Asset Development Maths for Computing. Year Two optional modules: OO Programming Development Design Patterns for Software Engineering Data Driven Web The Mobile Web Networking Essentials Networking and Infrastructure Management Management of IT Principles of Digital Security. Year Three optional modules: A.I. Programming Mobile Application Development Embedded Software Engineering Network Scaling Connecting the Network Big Data and Content Management Computer Based Learning Environments Team-Based Development Major Project (core but your own topic)

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a mix of assignments, presentations, class and laboratory-based tests, case studies, group project work and the Major Project. These develop your abilities to solve problems (both on your own and as part of a team), to communicate effectively, and to be self-motivated.

Tuition fees

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£8,000
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£8,000
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£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

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