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/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Getting a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of West London is a great way to get involved in a discipline which employs huge numbers of graduates every year. Many different industries demand skilled computer science graduates to meet their software engineering, communications and other technical challenges head on, and CS students often find themselves inventing the devices or communications infrastructures which define modern life.

    This is a very well-respected program. The Complete University Guide for 2018 ranked it as the #1 CS course in London for student satisfaction, and the Guardian University Guide for 2019 lists them as the #2 such course in London overall. The program is fully accredited by IET, THE Institution of Engneering and Technology. That means you’ll graduate with more than just a BSc. In fact, you’ll have Full Incorporated Engineer status (IEng) and be well on your way to coveted Chartered Engineer status.

    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 degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Year 1

    Your first year will see you learning the basic theories and points of computer science. You’ll learn as much in the lab as in the classroom.

    Modules Include:

    • Algorithms and Data Types
    • Computer Architecture
    • Data Communications
    • Information Systems and Databases (ISDB)
    • Maths for Computing
    • Programming

    Year 2

    In year 2 you’ll learn to code mobile and business applications, as well as coming to understand how CS works professionally.

     

    Modules Include:

    • Distributed Computing
    • Functional Programming
    • Human-Centred Computing (HCC)
    • Mobile App Development (MAD)
    • Mobile Web App Development (MWAD)
    • Object Oriented Software Development (OOSD)
    • Team Project

    Year 3

    Your final year will include your ‘project’, where you will design and create a software application that serves a practical purpose. You’ll also select form top level elective modules.

    Modules Include:

    • Applied Software Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Security
    • Natural Language Interface
    • Project
    • Social Enterprise

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of West London’s Computer Science BSc degree program is delivered through a range of ‘core’ and ‘optional’ modules. They cover everything from basic information theory to advanced topics like artificial intelligence and securing computer networks against intrusion or attack. The majority of the modules include a mix of practical skills workshops, interactive tutorials, small seminars and large, formal lecture classes. The exact make-up varies depending on the subject matter at hand.

    Career Possiblities

    The IT industry demand many more graduate level employees than the UK can produce, so most of the University of West London’s Computer Science graduates have a fairly easy time winning their first critical positions. Many have become Web Developers, Systems Analyst, Software Engineers, Software Architects and Interaction Designers in recent years, working in a wide range of different industries. Other students have gone on to Master’s level degree programs instead.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent. The full list of 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 such as the IELTS.

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