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Computer Science BSc(Hons): Course features

What this course offers you

  • First year provides a broad exposure to the essential domain topics; computing fundamentals, programming, professional practice and system designing.
  • Use of a state-of-the-art programming environment and pedagogy to introduce all students, regardless of prior experience, to programming from which they could progress through a guided route without further programming towards a final year project.
  • An online student's portfolio of products and designs, initiated in the first year and curated through levels, where in the final year this will be used to showcase a sophisticated capstone artefact.
  • The progressive development of experience writing code in subject- and employment-specific software environments, together with the ability to design applications and manage projects,
  • Core modules are designed to cover the underlying principles for the subject discipline and the guided option routes then allow students to specialise according to their intended employment destinations.
  • Students can specialise in one of four computer science domains at the fore front of the industry; Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web and Mobile App, Networking and Network Security or freedom to choose from available options meeting the pre-requisite criteria and develop a broad demonstrable grounding in Computer Science.
  • We combine various teaching techniques, to enable our students to have a rich learning experience while gradually developing a portfolio of products which they can proudly showcase to their potential employers.
  • We are continually refining the course options to cater for the latest employment opportunities. While providing the essential knowledge we also expose our students to the latest data visualisation approaches, data mining techniques, social computing and cloud computing.
  • Group projects and an individual assignment build both your teamwork abilities and initiative skills.
  • A personal tutor plus a strong educational support system ensure you can get all the help you need to reach your full potential.
  • A Personal Development Portfolio (PDP), centred on student learning and development to encourage the student to become a more effective, independent and confident self-directed learner which appeals to employers.
  • Students create a personal record of learning containing evidence of their qualities, key skills and achievements to support industrial placement applications and future job applications or applications for graduate studies.
  • We have our own dedicated building, which includes wireless and wired networks, latest computing platforms, tools and technologies.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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