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Ulster University

Interactive Computing

UCAS Code: G450

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

All subject areas considered. Desirable Subject Offer For those applicants offering desirable subjects at A level (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Software Systems Development/Computing (not IT/ICT)) one grade reduction will be applied at the time of offer. The desirable subject must be achieved at a minimum grade B.

Successful completion of an Ulster University validated Access route with an overall mark of 65% to include a Pass in NICATS Maths (level 2) or GCSE Mathematics grade C (or equivalent) for entry to year 1. Other Access courses considered individually, please contact admissions staff: T: +44 (0)28 9036 6309 E: [email protected] http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (or equivalent) profile to include minimum of Grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language. Please note that for the purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 13 points at Higher Level. Grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language also required in overall profile.

120 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level and 1 subject at Ordinary Level. The overall profile must include English and Maths at minimum Grade H6 or above (HL) or O4 or above (OL) if not sitting at higher level.

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

DDM

Pass overall BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma with DDM. All subject areas considered. Pass overall BTEC QCF Extended Diploma with DDD. All subject areas considered. The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate, BTEC 90-credit Diploma/National Foundation Diploma and BTEC National Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact admissions staff by telephone on 028 9036 6309 or email [email protected] . Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

All subject areas considered.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

All subject areas considered.

UCAS Tariff

120-123

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Multimedia computing science

Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course

Interactive Multimedia Design aims to produce interactive computing professionals with a deep understanding of and the interplay between technology and design.

The course will provide trained graduates who understand and can synthesise information technology practice with the relevant design principles. In particular, they will be conversant with aspects of computer-based interactive multimedia, including practical creative skills and theoretical awareness of the complex interplay of social, economic, psychological, technical and aesthetic issues underpinning the subject. With their specialist knowledge and skills they can adapt their chosen career in the diverse creative practices associated with interactive design and the Web.

If you want to become a professional with expertise in computing and design, then you should consider this course. You will be developing dynamic websites using the latest technologies such as jQuery on the client browser and PHP/MySQL on the server. The degree uses Adobe software as the basis for the preparation and editing of images, logos and animation. You will be encouraged to develop the ability to access and digest information from a range of sources, to use data and make sound technical decisions independently. You will also be encouraged to develop verbal and written communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,530
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Jordanstown

Department:

Jordanstown Campus

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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.

69%
med
Multimedia computing 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

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

82%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

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