Computing BSc

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Computing 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:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Northampton’s BSc in Computing is a great way to make yourself eligible for employment in a specialty that is growing by leaps and bounds. There is almost no industry which is not making more and more use of computers, big data management and automation every year. That means skilled computing graduates are in higher demand than ever, and your employability after completing this program should be correspondingly high.

    You’ll learn the basics of computing technology and its uses, and then begin to explore advanced concepts like software engineering artificial intelligence, cryptography and computer security. You’ll also be able to select your own specialty from a range of different optional modules.   

    In addition, you’ll be able to earn a Changemaker Gold Certificate and/or Employability Plus Gold Certification. This will not only make you more employable from day one, it will make you eligible for the Northampton Employment Promise Program if you need a boost in your early career.

    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.

    You’ll begin with a set first year curriculum which is ‘core’ for all of the University of Northampton’s computer science and similar courses. Thereafter, you’ll be able to select optional modules in addition to a smaller number of core classes. You can specialise, or remain a ‘multidisciplinary’ generalist.

    In time you’ll be exploring subjects as varied as the operation of neural networks, practical industrial or commercial uses for AI, evolutionary algorithms, advanced web applications, network security, systems engineering or a specialisation in graphics or data visualisations.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Computer Communications
    • Computer Systems
    • Databases 1
    • Problem Solving and Programming
    • Software Engineering 1
    • Web Development

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Databases 2
    • Group Project
    • Modern Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Systems Design and Development
    • Web Programming

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Artificial Intelligence Techniques
    • Computing Dissertation
    • Cyber Security and Cryptography
    • Databases 3
    • Media Technology

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of Northampton relies on fairly standard lectures, skills workshops and seminars as well as a great deal of work in the computer lab. You’ll learn both the theory and the practice of analysing computer systems.

    You’ll typically experience 12 hours of in class ‘contact time’ per week, in addition to a further 18 to 24 hours of self-directed reading, study and revision. You’ll be assessed via examinations as well as through coursework.

    Career Possibilities

    The University of Northampton’s BSc program in Computing has excellent post-graduation employment rates because employers know you’ll have the skills they need and the ability to apply what you know in a wide range of working contexts.  

    If you took part in either the Changemaker Gold or Employability Plus Gold programs and you somehow have not found suitable employment within a year of graduation, the university will arrange an internship for you to ease your transition into the business world.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 3 A Levels at BCC 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 and no less than 5.5 in any section would qualify, for example.

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