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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Computing

UCAS Code: 588S

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

104 UCAS tariff points to include: Two C grades at A-Level/AVCE; or BTEC National Diploma grades Pass, Pass, Pass; or BTEC National Certificate grades Merit, Pass; or NVQ Level 3 - Pass Please note that subjects at Advanced Level should/may include ICT, Computing, Maths, Physics or similar. GCSE Maths grade C or above is preferred.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

The Computing pathway was designed to allow for students or employers more flexibility to select specific modules of interest and hence build a programme that suits their career direction more closely than and the fixed pathway. The pathway has compulsory modules that must be studied to provide the student with a set of required skills needed to become a computing professional but adds the flexibility to customise their skills.

Modules

Level 4 modules may include 120 credits per year from the following (modules labelled X are compulsory):
Academic and Employability Skills X
Business & IT Management
Computational Thinking X
Computer Architecture & Networks
Data Analysis & Visualisation
Games Programming
Information Engineering X
Introduction to Networks
Introduction to Scripting
Introduction to Web Development
Maths for Software Development
Programming 1 X
Programming 2
Web Design and Online Marketing X
Level 5modules may include:
Accounting and Accounting Software
Advanced Data Analysis & Statistical Programming
Algorithms and Data Structures
Application Design & Development
Business Application Development
Computer Forensics
Cybersecurity X
Database Management Systems X
eCommerce
Enterprise and Innovation X
Games Programming & Physics
Graphics Programming
Indie Games Development
Open Source Web Technologies
Operating Systems
Project Management X
Research Methods X
Responsive Web Programming
Routing and Switching Concepts
Server Management and Virtualisation
Software Engineering Principles
Web Development
Wireless Networks & Simulation
Level 6 modules may include:
Advanced Cybersecurity
Advanced Graphics Programming and Virtual Reality
Advanced Routing and Switching
Advanced Web Development
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Big Data
Big Data and Emerging Web Technologies
Business Intelligence Systems
Data Mining
Distributed Applications
Geographical Information Systems
High Performance Computing
Information Systems Strategy
Major Project X
Mobile Application Development
Network and Data Centre Management
Real-Time Embedded and Critical Systems
Usability Engineering
Virtual Environments and Virtual Reality
Wide Area Networks

Assessment methods

Mainly practical assignment and applied project work with some formal examinations

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Townhill, Swansea

Department:

School of Applied Computing

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer science

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
8%
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.

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

Computer science

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

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