University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science

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Course summary

Want to be at the forefront of solving tomorrow’s real-world problems within the digital world? Our BSc in Computer Science will equip you with the key skills and knowledge in order for you to make an impact in the future of the digital world. Studying the three year BSc Computer Science programme at UEL will provide graduates with a solid foundation for entering careers across a broad range of specialism in Computing and IT careers, which includes programming, systems analysis, design and implementation. In addition to the broad range of computer science skills and knowledge acquired during the programme, you will develop a wide range of personal and professional skills including communication, presentation, negotiation, team working and time management skills. These sought-after skills will be useful throughout your working life and will increase your chances of finding a well-paid and interesting job after graduation. Students complete an academic year long project in their final year. This is a major piece of individual work that allows the students to choose the direction of their study, allowing students to develop their own ideas and integrate the various subjects studied. Students will also be involved in a series of team development projects within their second year and third year (MComp only) of study. In addition to the usual teaching and learning facilities such as laboratories, lecture and seminar rooms and a well-resourced library, students have access to a wide range of computing resources. Specialised labs are used for study of networking and operating system environments such as Windows and Unix. Students are provided with software tools for programming, database development, computer-aided software engineering, Internet access and Web-based development. The virtual learning environment Moddle is used to give extra support to students and allow easy communication between students and staff. The placement year (which can take place abroad) is the ideal opportunity to add to the skills gained during the first two years of the programme.

Course details


Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to apply your skills to a range of practical problems. In your first year, you’ll gain a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals, including information systems modelling and design, software development, networks, web technologies and mathematics tailored to computing. In your second year you’ll learn about databases, operating systems and data structures, and will complete a 70 hour work placement. For your final year you’ll have the chance to specialise in areas such as mobile application development, network security, distributed systems and artificial intelligence. You’ll be encouraged and supported to find work experience to enhance your practical skills, and we’ll help you to find a work placement if you choose to work for a year in the industry during your course. In addition to your practical skills, you’ll learn about the social and cultural implications of the digital revolution, gaining an understanding of professional and ethical issues in computer science.

Assessment method

We’ll assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework will include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing. You’ll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13500 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 £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Science at University of East London - UCAS