Computer Science BSc

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Computer Science BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,600

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Computer science is not only a very wide-ranging discipline it is one of the fastest growing in the UK and worldwide. Businesses of all kinds from throughout the public private and not for profit sectors demand more highly skilled CS graduates than the nation’s universities can supply. That means your career options are wide open.

    The University of South Wales’ Computer Science BSc degree program is the perfect choice for students who wish to become professional programmers, software developers and systems engineers. You’ll learn to enhance performance and user experience, by presenting actual projects to clients. That means you’ll be solving real world business problems with applications that you create.

    This course is fully accredited by the BCS. That means you’ll be starting your career with the kind of professional recognition that some new hires work towards for years. It will give you a substantial competitive edge in the job market.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • C++ Programming
    • Computer Systems Concepts
    • Information Management, Assurance and Security
    • Mathematical Tools for Computation
    • Professionalism and Employability

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Data Structures and Algorithms with Object Oriented Programming
    • Secure Software Development
    • Operating Systems Concepts
    • Event Driven and Graphical User Interface Programming
    • Professional Practice and Employability, Team Based Software Development Workshop
    • Computational Mathematics or Database Development
    • Year Three: Computer Science Degree

    Year in Placement or study overseas optional)

    A year spent in industrial placement or studying abroad gives you a substantial advantage over other graduates. The in-depth training within your specialty or experience working and living in an international market will make you a more attractive hire. You’ll have already begin building a professional contact network as well.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Computer Networks
    • Individual Project
    • Intelligent Systems
    • Parallel and Concurrent Programming
    • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    • Mobile Systems and Applications

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of South Wales delivers its degree programs through a mixture of different teaching methods. These will include a great deal of self-directed reading and study, e-learning assets, practical skills workshops, interactive tutorials and large scale lectures.

    This is very hands on degree program, and you’ll have practical and laboratory sessions every week. Expect to spend around 16 hours per week in lecture or workshops, and 4 hours per module per week on coursework.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of South Wales has worked hard to ensure that their Computer Science BSc program gives you exactly the skills you need to found a healthy career. The course is accredited by the BCS, and those students who do not choose to continue their studies at the MSc level should have little difficulty attracting attention in a range of business or industrial career pathways. The university’s dedicated Careers Service will also be a big help in starting your career on the right foot.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 3 A Levels at CDD or better (80+ UCAS Tariff points) to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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