Computer Science

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Our BSc Computer Science course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. We aim to produce graduate software engineers who specialise in object-oriented software design and implementation. The practical orientation of our programmes will enable you to gain the range of professional and technical skills you will need to design and deliver the next generation of high-quality software systems. Throughout the course, you will develop expertise in software development and the key applications of computing science in each year of the programme. Particular emphasis is placed on applications in industry and commerce. The final-year project and options will enable you to follow specialisms of particular interest or career relevance. Career prospects continue to be strong for our computer scientists with their sound understanding of the principles and practical applications of computing. The majority of our graduates find stimulating and rewarding positions in computing related activities with suppliers and users or within a wide range of careers for which a university degree is a prerequisite e.g. programmer, systems analyst, systems engineer or teacher. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited for Chartered IT Professional (CITP), the British Computer Society's Chartered qualification, this gives students the right to join the British Computer Society (BCS), the principal organisation for IT professionals in the UK
  • Ranked 9th out of 102 institutes in the UK for this course (Guardian League Table 2017)
  • 88% Overall Satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey
  • Computer Science at Aston is ranked 4th for Graduate Prospects in the UK in the 2018 Complete University Guide
  • Computer Science is in the Top 25 for Teaching in the 2017 National Student Survey
  • Aston Computer Science graduates go on to earn £3,000 more than the sector average, three years after graduation (LEO, 2017)
  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.

Course details

Modules

Your final-year project and options will enable you to follow specialisms of particular interest or career relevance. Your project could be based on a topic from an extensive list or you can suggest your own, perhaps based on your professional placement.


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.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject. For BTEC combinations please view Aston's website.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits Subject related. For clarification please contact the Engineering Admissions Team.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics and English Language.

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
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Computer Science at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS