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University of South Wales

Computing (Top Up)

UCAS Code: I105

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

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

P

The entry requirement is a HND Computing or HND Information Communication Technology, provided the applicant has gained at least one third of Level 5 credits graded at Merit or above. In addition, five GCSE passes at grade C or above are required, including English and Mathematics. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable. International students must demonstrate proficiency in English with an IELTS score - or equivalent - of 6.0 or higher. Candidates applying to the course with non-standard qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis using Recognition of Prior Learning procedures as defined in the University’s Regulations.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Information systems

The aim sof the course are to develop a systematic understanding of knowledge, tools and techniques, and a critical awareness of current problems and insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of professional practice.

To develop an ability to critically analyse and apply essential concepts, principles and practices in the context of loosely defined scenarios, showing effective judgement in the selection and use of tools and techniques to achieve solutions.

To develop conceptual understanding that enables the student to evaluate current research, advanced scholarship and methodologies in the discipline, develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.

To develop a comprehensive understanding of analysis and enquiry techniques, a capacity for critical evaluation of arguments, making assumptions, dealing with abstraction and handling data (that may be incomplete) to make judgements and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution to a problem.

To develop skills necessary for the demonstration of self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and autonomy in planning and implementation of tasks at a professional level.

To be able to apply methods and techniques learned for the specification, analysis, design, development, evaluation, management and documentation of systems to produce justified, self-reflective, solutions to significant problems that are fit for purpose and informed by a critical review of research and the application of established techniques of analysis and enquiry, and facilitate the development of a self-directed, life-long learner.

To develop an ability to recognise the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the exploitation of computer technology and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.

To develop qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts, the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and the ability to clearly communicate information, ideas, problems, solutions and conclusions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, apply enquiry and analysis appropriately and effectively, utilise IT, show organised work both as an individual and as a team member and with a minimum of supervision, solve problems and exercise critical evaluation and review of their own work and the work of others.

To enhance technical and managerial understanding of software development/deployment practice by incorporating into a structured learning experience the essential features of industrial/business operations.

To be able to manage risk and ensure that solutions to problems are implemented in line with change control processes.

To develop a systematic understanding of knowledge, tools and techniques, at least some of which is at the forefront of defined aspects of the discipline and an ability to exercise critical judgement.

To develop an ability to critically analyse and apply essential concepts, principles and practices in the context of loosely defined scenarios, showing effective judgement in the selection and use of tools and techniques to achieve a solution to a problem.

To develop conceptual understanding that enables the student to devise and sustain arguments, solve problems, and describe and comment upon aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship.

To develop an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry.

To develop an ability to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), and to make judgements and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution to a problem.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Computing and Mathematics

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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%
high
Information systems

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.

Information systems

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

88%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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

Information systems

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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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