Learn to design and build computer systems – and gain in-demand technical, development and engineering skills – by studying for our accredited Computer Science degree in Cambridge. Whether you want to work in software engineering, programming, application development, computer design, graphics, gaming or artificial intelligence, studying our BEng (Hons) Computer Science degree will give you the knowledge and skills to succeed. As a computing student at ARU, you’ll learn how to work in a team, think independently, and solve problems creatively in our state-of-the-art computing labs. Our specialist facilities include a Cisco lab and a virtual Netlab. They're the perfect places to develop practical skills and get experience of working with industry-standard tools, such as Microsoft Imagine Premium and VMware IT Academy. We encourage collaboration, so you’ll also learn through activities with your peers, and lectures and seminars from industry experts. Employability is embedded in the curriculum throughout the course, starting with 12 months access to Pluralsight professional online training courses for programmers, within the Introduction to Programming module. This gives you enhanced opportunities to experience real-world professional training as part of your academic course. Our Computer Science degree gives you the opportunity to specialise in areas such as software development, mobile applications, computer security, cloud computing, network administration and technical support. Some of our optional modules offer you the training needed to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) status after you graduate, boosting your employability with a recognised certification in a specialist area. You can also choose to take a placement year and put your skills into practice at one of the many top technology firms based in Cambridge. Our accredited degree course is ranked in the top 25% in the UK for overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020), and will help you stand out to employers in a range of industries, both in the UK and overseas. Once you graduate, you’ll be able to register as an Incorporated Engineer. With further study, you can become a Chartered Engineer, or you might choose to continue your academic career with a PhD in Computer Science. Our BEng (Hons) course focuses on equipping you with software engineering skills with a slight edge given to networking principles, so if it’s the ability to configure complex network systems that excites you, this is course for you. If you're interested, however, in software engineering skills with a slight edge given to programming languages, the BSc Hons will give you the tools to enable you to bend software to your will.
Year 1: Core modules Foundation in Engineering, Computing and Technology Year 2: Core modules Computer Systems Software Principles Introduction to Programming Core Mathematics for Computing Operating Systems Year 3: Core modules Computing Research Methodologies Database Design and Implementation Digital Security Algorithm Analysis and Data Structures Network Routing Software Engineering Ruskin Module Year 4: Core modules Final Project Image Processing Professional Issues: Computing and Society Optional modules Artificial Intelligence Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures Digital & Network Security Forensics Advanced Network Solutions Cloud Computing Embedded Computing
We’ll assess you using a range of methods, including exams, group work, presentations, case studies, laboratory tests and projects.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.