BSc in Computing Systems
UCAS course code: GL40
Level of study: Undergraduate degree
Tuition fees 2018/19:
- UK/EU – £9,250
- International – £10,000
Entry requirements: Grades CCC at A Level, or international equivalent. Grade C in GCSE Mathematics and Grade C in GCSE English Language, or international equivalents.
English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 3 years
Assessment method: Individual and group-based practical assignments and presentations, formative and summative class tests, laboratory logbooks, exams and development of written reports
Student finance: Available
Start dates: January, September
About this course
The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organizations. This will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in computing with specific vocational skills relevant to local industry needs. The course will also help meet industry’s current shortage of high-quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.
The BSc Hons in Computing Systems course recognizes that software development skills need to be complemented with people and process related skills. Consequently, people, process, and professional practice are important topics within modules of the course and allow the development of a broad base of skills appropriate to a software engineer.
You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 25-35 hours of self-study time per week.
Each module is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, or by coursework only. A variety of assessment methods are used across the programme, including individual and group-based practical assignments and presentations, formative and summative class tests, laboratory logbooks, exams and development of written reports.
The BSc Hons Computing Systems meets the accreditation requirements of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT. Graduates will have satisfied the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and can apply to become full members of the BCS (MBCS).
Careers and postgraduate opportunities
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to embark on a professional career in computing or to undertake further study at Masters or Ph.D. level. Career routes include:
- Designing business-critical computer systems
- Providing consultancy on computing systems development
Our Ulster University Branch Campuses are run in partnership with QA Higher Education – a UK higher education provider. All of our programmes at our Branch Campuses are validated by the University and taught by QA Higher Education and University staff.
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