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Computer Science (With Placement)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Computer science

In a world where computation devices are central to political, economic and social cohesion, the activities of computer scientists are playing an ever increasing role in engineering the society of tomorrow. At York St John University, we are committed to inspiring you to become an exceptional graduate with the fundamental practical, technical, cognitive and creative skills needed to succeed in Computer Science today.

With a core focus on your future employability, this programme will cover the fundamentals of computer science as well as practical exercises that will help you understand and develop computer science skills with real world application. You’ll learn to develop systems that meet real business and organisational needs. This focus on practical application will be further enhanced by a work placement module, which will give you the opportunity to use these skills in a professional environment. A year in industry option is also available, for those seeking a more immersive employment experience. You will gain core computational skills in programming, networking and database development, as well as skills in more advanced topics such as artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, cyber security and The Internet of things.

In Computer Science at York St John University we believe in teaching on a human scale. You will therefore be taught in small class sizes and have high contact hours with our Computer Science specialists. We do this because we value the importance of the interaction between staff and students. You will join our nurturing community where we will inspire and grow your curiosity for the subject.

Modules

Modules may include:
Level 1:
Programming 1
Mathematics and Problem Solving
Computer Systems Fundamentals
Programming 2
Software Engineering Technology in Context

Level 2:
Programming 3
Databases
Networking
Mobile Application Development
Professional Project Philosophies of Technology

Placement Year: On achieving a year in industry placement, you will complete a negotiated learning agreement in the form of a learning contract, which will be negotiated with your host firm and agreed by an academic from the York St John University Computer Science Team. This will be logged by the University and you will be expected to demonstrate your achievement while on placement through a portfolio of evidence. In order to undertake a year in industry placement you will need to have achieved the minimum requirements for progression at level 2 and will also have to satisfy the following criteria:
You must have no outstanding modules from level 1 or 2
You must demonstrate a good level of professionalism in your academic conduct within the university, to the point where an academic from the computing team is willing to agree your suitability for the proposed placement
During the year in industry placement you will be allocated a mentor from within the University, who will monitor your progress throughout the placement. This may include Skype/email conversations. You will have a minimum of one field visit which will include a conversation with the employer.

Level 3:
Major Project
Human Computer Interaction
Internet of Things
Artificial Intelligence (optional)
Cybercrime Security (optional)
Advanced Web Development (optional)
Data Visualisation (optional)
iOS Game Development (optional)

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Media and Communications

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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.

92%
high
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer science

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

83%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
27%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


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