Computer Science is an exciting, challenging, and dynamic field at the cutting edge of technology. It is at the core of pioneering technologies of the 21st Century, shaping the future of both industry and society. This BCS accredited degree programme will equip graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain systems for the future. It also provides an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes in preparation for acquiring CISCO certified accreditation. The Computing Department provides a friendly learning and teaching environment that operates an open door policy. Wrexham Glyndwr University is 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for learning opportunities and 8th in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data). This course: • will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional engineer and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems • has employability skills at its heart, developing team working, project management, communication and creative thinking. • allows you to work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work • gives you the opportunity to work on a live work based project/placement • gives you the option of an Industrial Placement Year You can also choose to study this course as a three year programme (without the foundation year) BSc (Hons) Computer Science UCAS code:4R9B
YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR) The foundation year provides students with the knowledge and confidence in the use of formula, data manipulation and representation. You will gain an understanding of the core hardware and software associated with the use of computer systems, as well as keeping up to date with current developments in technology. There will be numerous opportunities to work on practical activities such as robots, CAD design which will be further developed at degree level. MODULES Design & Technology Computer Hardware & Software The Skills You Need Computing Mathematics Development in Technology Contextual Studies YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) This year contains essential fundamental material that is relevant in all of our computing programmes. You will learn both subject specific skills along with transferable skills, which will increase your employability prospects. With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to computing and computer applications. You will be able to demonstrate skills that underpin good practice in the field of computers and computational methods, e.g. laboratory tasks involving the creation of simple programs and the use of operating systems. This will help develop your understanding of hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications, and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer based systems. MODULES Computer Systems Managing Data Problem Solving with Programming Information and Systems Engineering Web Design and Development Discrete Computational Methods YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) Your next year continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline, and more specialist modules start to be introduced. You will also undertake a group project where you will gain important skills in project management techniques and the professional and ethical issues of project management. You will also deepen your knowledge and understanding of computing concepts and approaches for complex problems through the application of several existing artificial intelligence techniques for learning and optimisation targeting at real-world problems. MODULES Databases and Web-based Information Systems User Experience Design Data Structures and Algorithms Responsible Computing Applied Programming Group Project YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6) Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in your chosen discipline. You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your analytical skills through the analysis and appraisal of current and emerging technologies, taking into account its impact on society. MODULES IT Project Management Distributed Data and Data Analytics Computability and Optimisation Future Technologies Project The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Assessment is seen as an integral part of learning and assessment criteria are linked to individual module learning outcomes. Assessment methods include practical assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations and debates, seminar papers, project work, personal development portfolio, examinations and unseen class tests. Assessment will involve both individual and group/team-based assignments. In the specialist security modules, students will be able to get hands-on experience of practical assessment that will see them configuring a range of computer systems and going through the processes of penetration testing and ethical hacking. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|