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Computer Science (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer science

The Computer Science with Foundation Year programme is perfect if you want a degree in the field, but do not have the standard entry requirements.

The purpose of the extra Foundation year is to prepare you for your Computer Science programme, equipping you with the necessary academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject.

Our course is taught by both leading researchers and industry practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this rapidly changing field, ensuring you are up to date with the latest developments.

You will learn the key subjects of the discipline, including software engineering and programming languages, as well as computer systems, computer architecture and data structures.

In addition you will learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society. With the option of a year’s work placement in industry and a work-based learning module, you will also have the chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV.

Modules

Foundation : Academic and Computing Skills (core) Business Information Systems (core) Introduction to Computing (core) Applied Mathematics (core)

Year 1: Information Systems Modelling and Design (Core) Introduction to Software Development (Core) Introduction to Computer Systems and Networks (Core) Introduction to Web Technologies (Core) Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science (Core)

Year 2 : Database Systems (Core) Operating Systems (Core) Computing in Practice (Core) Advanced Programming (Core) Data Structures and Algorithms (Core) Data Communications and Networks (Core) Data Science (Core) Software Engineering Group Project (Core)

Year 3 :Project (Core) Computers and Network Security (Core) Formal Software Engineering Methods (Core) Distributed Systems (Core) Programming Languages (Core) Enterprise Architecture and Mobile Application Development (Optional) Computer Graphics (Core)

Assessment methods

We will assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework will include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,080
per year
International
£13,080
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
38%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
18%
Information technology technicians
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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