Computer Science, BSc Hons

Computer Science, BSc Hons

This degree is structured to provide you with a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software technologies through practical experience in developing systems using latest generation technologies. In addition, you will be assisted in developing personal and professional skills to enable you to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations. With a solid background in computer science, you will be in an excellent position to advance to more specialised fields.

Opportunities exist within the programme to take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Java certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society, the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining standards in the profession.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques
  • To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in computer systems development
  • To equip you to deal with the demands of working in the IT industry.

UCAS code

G400 G BSc/CS

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

Graduates can expect to work as independent consultants or in teams with other computer professionals to build, maintain and support modern computing systems across industry, commerce and the public sector. Opportunities exist in diverse areas such as software engineering, business and IT consultancy, Internet and e-commerce applications, IT support, research, teaching and training.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - CMS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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