This course is professionally accredited by IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT). As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course. Computing is a creative and wide-ranging subject that focuses on using sound underlying principles and logical thinking to design and build systems that really work. You will learn how modern computer and communications systems function, and how they can be used and adapted to build the next generation of computing applications. This course has a strong technical emphasis, and allows you to focus on various technologies and algorithms for arts-related applications such as: computer games, visual effects and computer-generated art. All of our Computing courses follow broadly the same structure for the first two years. Core modules give you an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of computing. We also provide a solid background in discrete mathematics (logic, sets, relations and grammars), which is the basic mathematics of computing, and classical mathematics and statistics relevant to applications engineering and management. The central core of our courses has been designed to give you an overview of computing, an understanding of the basic concepts and principles, the ability to appreciate and to adapt to changes in technology, and practical experience in applied computing. We place special emphasis on the fundamental principles underlying computing and on the engineering considerations involved in computing system design, implementation and usage. We will also introduce you to computing architecture and hardware, alongside the software that can exploit them. You will attend laboratory and problem-solving classes, as well as completing project and design work throughout the course. As the course progresses, you will study advanced techniques and modules, many of which draw on current research taking place in the Department. At the end of your third year you will gain valuable skills and experience by completing an industrial placement. Your study reaches Master’s level in the final year, with a wide choice of optional modules and a substantial individual project on a subject of your choice. The high level of shared content between our courses for the first two years means that transfer to a different Computing course within the Department is usually possible during this time. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
- Engineering and Technology, Institution of
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
If your UCAS application and online test performance indicates that you are likely to satisfy our requirements, you will be invited to join us for a series of online activities. This enables us to get an impression of your motivation, your suitability for the course and your potential for success in an engineering career. Equally importantly, it gives you a chance to find out more about the courses and about Imperial in general. Online activities may include: 1. A welcome presentation from the Admissions Tutor and Director of Undergraduate Studies 2. A guided tour of the facilities at the Department and College 3. Demonstrations of undergraduate projects 4. A 1-1 interview with one of our lecturers
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Applicants demonstrating sufficient potential may be invited to complete an online admissions test.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|PTE Academic||62||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.
College English Language Entry Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|