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Computer Science (Software Development)

University Centre Peterborough

UCAS Code: COMS | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


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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 | 2022

Our new Computer Science (Software Development) degree has been developed with advice from local employers to ensure you are gaining the skills and knowledge that they look for in graduates starting a career in the various fields within the software development industry. We have built upon a strong foundation, influenced by the software development modules of our previous Computing & Information Systems degree, by enhancing these and complimenting them with a range of new modules that ensure you will develop knowledge and experience in several of the latest technologies. This includes introducing a new Cloud Computing module at level 4 where students will learn how to set up and manage Amazon AWS Cloud services that are critical to modern software engineering.

This course follows a pre-determined pathway of modules, that ensure you initially gain a strong foundation in core computer science and programming skills before moving on to more complex topics. It is ideal if you are looking to develop a strong set of software engineering skills: from web development with JavaScript, React and PHP; programming in languages such as Python and C#; mobile app development with Kotlin and AI programming with Machine Learning algorithms. You will also develop skills in subjects that compliment software development, such as Cyber Security, SQL Database Management, and Big Data Mining using technologies such as MongoDB. We will help you develop a systematic, creative and flexible approach to problem solving that computing
professionals rely on.

The course is designed with modules to promote your professional growth and personal development. You will be encouraged to acquire key practical skills to help you build a broad base and deep knowledge of computing. This will allow you to make informed choices when developing specialist in-depth knowledge.

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

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Course location:

University Centre Peterborough

Department:

University Centre Peterborough Campus

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