Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

Computing

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Course summary

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This course provides you with the opportunity to gain experience in the underpinning technical skills you need to start a challenging and dynamic career in computing. Our programme balances theory and practice in computing systems and software engineering, providing a strong foundation and the chance to specialise in various branches of the industry. Students focus on their areas of specialist interest by a choice of options and through an individual project in the final year, enabling you to move forward into a number of career paths such as Software Developer, System Development, Mobile Development, Networking and Security, Database Management, IT Support and Research. This degree has a broad scope and covers the main areas within the broad field of computing, including all crucial aspects of computer system and software development including analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance. You will also learn key industrial skills that are transferrable within technology-based careers. This hands on course will see you master the art of computer programming using core languages such as: Java, C# and C++. You will cover the full systems implementation cycle using industrial standard tools and techniques including Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and through advanced development methods. From analysis and design, through to database theory, networking, object-orientated programming, mobile computing and web-development, the BSc (Hons) Computing course offers a strong understanding of current computing applications, design and development. Students will develop a full range of system development skills including maintenance and quality assurance as well as acquiring a variety of transferable skills for industry.

Course details

Modules

The modules available on this course are: Year 1, Application Programming; Business Modelling; Computer Architectures; Digital Technologies and Professional Practice; Networking; Programming Concepts; User Experience (UX); Web Development. Year 2: Database Design; Intro to Intelligent Systems (Team Project); Mobile Systems; Network Systems; Object Oriented Systems Development; Open Source Systems; Software Engineering; Web Applications. Year 3: Advanced Mobile Systems (optional); Advanced Programming; Cloud Computing; Data Structures and Algorithms; Database Development (optional); Database Technologies (optional); Enterprise Systems Development; Knowledge-Based Systems in AI (optional); Learning Machines and Intelligent Agents (optional); Network Security; Project; Quality Assurance and Testing.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include coursework, written and practical exams.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCS05
Institution code B69
Campus nameBurnley College
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Computing at Burnley College - UCAS