Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Do you have a strong interest in technology, gadgets and computers? Would you like to be at the forefront of technological developments in your future career? Do you like to take an analytical approach to problem solving? If so, then this course is for you. On our practical BSc (Hons) Computing degree, you will be given the opportunity to gain experience in the underpinning technical skills you need to start a challenging and dynamic career in computing. You will benefit from our industry links, well-equipped computer labs, and experienced and supportive staff. Why study this subject? From connected homes to smart cities, the world is becoming increasingly digital. After all, technology helps us communicate, work and relax. And it’s an incredible way to start an exciting, fulfilling career. A general degree in computing allows you to gain the latest skills in this area and opens up a wide range of career options for you. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Our BSc (Hons) Computing degree programme covers the main areas within the broad field of computing. You'll also learn key industrial skills that are transferrable within technology-based careers. During your time with us, you'll learn about all crucial aspects of computer system and software development including analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance. This hands-on course will see you master the art of computer programming using core languages such as: Java, C# and C++. You'll also cover the full systems implementation cycle. This will be done using industrial standard tools and techniques including Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and through advanced development methods. Our programme balances theory and practice in computing systems and software engineering. You can focus on your areas of specialist interest and gain the skills to move into a number of sector career paths such as:

  • Software developer
  • System development
  • Mobile development
  • Networking and security
  • Database management
  • IT support
  • Research.
What facilities can I use? Our computing facilities are packed with the latest equipment. We regularly upgrade our computer hardware and software, so you have the equipment and facilities to truly excel. What will I study? The computing curriculum is aligned with key elements of recognised professional certification* programmes. The course has been developed with input from major industry leaders such as Microsoft, Oracle, HP and Cisco. This is to maximise opportunities for graduates when entering the jobs market. (*Full accreditation is via self-funded examinations). From analysis and design, through to database theory, networking, object-orientated programming, mobile computing and web-development, our BSc (Hons) Computing course offers a strong understanding of current computing applications, design and development. You will also develop a full-range of system development skills, including maintenance and quality assurance as well as acquiring a variety of transferable skills for industry. The first year contains common modules with other degrees offered by the Department of Computing. This adds a considerable amount of flexibility to the programme, providing you with the opportunity to change to an area that matches any specific interests you develop as the course progresses. How will I be taught and assessed? We have a strong computing department at the University, with a dedicated team of academics and professionals delivering industry-relevant courses in a suite of well-equipped computer labs. You’ll benefit from small class sizes that give you a chance to develop close working relationships with the tutors and other students. You will also benefit from guest speakers and valuable networking opportunities. Course assignments reflect real-life problems because we believe that’s the best way to learn – and it’s more fun!

Course details


Year One: Computer Architectures, Networking, Programming Concepts, Application Programming, Digital Technologies and Professional Practice, User Experience (UX), Web Development, Business Modelling. Year Two: Web Applications, Open Source Systems, Network Systems, Software Engineering, Database Design, Introduction to Intelligent Systems (Team Project), Mobile Systems, Object Oriented Systems Development. Year Three: Advanced Programming, Quality Assurance and Testing, Knowledge-based Systems in Artificial Intelligence, Learning Machines and Intelligent Agents, Cloud Computing, Network Security, Database Development, Database Technologies, Data Structures and Algorithms, Enterprise Systems Development, Advanced Mobile Systems, Project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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