University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Applied Computing

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Course summary

The course covers computing fundamentals in areas including databases, software design and development, cyber security and the Internet of Things, and also includes a work placement to enhance your employability. It culminates in a collaborative project and a practical, independent initiative, where you will be encouraged to showcase your skills by working with businesses and other organisations. In the past, for example, Applied Computing students have partnered with Visit Somerset to create websites for a host of tourism-related businesses. You will also get the chance to undertake relevant day trips and longer residential visits at an additional expense. UCW Applied Computing students recently visited Florida to tour NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre and Universal’s Digital Animation and Visual Effects School. The course is taught at our Knightstone Campus and you will also be able to take advantage of the technology suites in our new University Centre in the redeveloped Winter Gardens, which is also in the centre of Weston.


Full-time year 1: Database Design (30 credits) Network Infrastructure (30 credits) Software Design and Development (30 credits) Web Technologies and Platforms (30 credits) Full-time year 2: Advanced Networking and Security (15 credits) Cyber Security Fundamentals (15 credits) Object-Orientated Software design and Development (30 credits) Project Management (15 credits) WebApp Development (30 credits) Work-based Experience (15 credits) Full-time year 3: Advanced Web Development and Platforms (30 credits) Collaborative Software Development Project (30 credits) Collaborative Project Management (15 credits) Emerging Technologies (15 credits) Internet of Things (30 credits)

Assessment method

This course has an average of 12 hours of scheduled teaching per week and a work experience element totalling 54 hours. Assessment is via a combination of written exams, practical projects and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants with a level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree, HND. or HTQ can be considered for 3rd year entry.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Students are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit prior to a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) being issued. The remaining 50% is payable at enrolment with UCW.
Applied Computing at University Centre Weston - UCAS