The Computer Science course at Coventry University covers the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to be successful in this fast-paced, ever-changing industrial sector. Whether you see your future self as an app developer, a systems administrator, or an information technology specialist, our Computer Science course equips you with the knowledge and skills you will need to help drive the digital revolution.
- Master the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to develop software solutions which address demanding user expectations and complex customer requirements.
- Explore fascinating fields, such as artificial intelligence, parallel programming, and data science, and learn how these areas continue to drive major change in the domain of computer science.
- Gain industry-relevant experience as you apply real-world, software development practices within peer groups, preparing you for your career after graduation.
- Activity-led learning helps you consolidate what you’re taught through practical application of everything you’re covering in lectures.
- Opportunity to spend a year on industrial placement.
- Strong professional skills focus.
- Hybrid, online, and asynchronous learning to support students with different needs across a range of locations.
- Regular free-to-attend guest lecturers from current practitioners, which, in recent years, have included senior professors from Sheffield, Lincoln and Birmingham universities and the European Bioinformatics Centre Cambridge (subject to availability).
In the first year, the curriculum is shared across related courses allowing you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline before going on, in the second and third years, to specialist modules in your chosen field. We want your degree to fit around you, so upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first-year courses Computer Science with AI MSci/BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management BSc (Hons) Interactive Media and Web Technologies BSc (Hons) Software Engineering BSc (Hons) Modules Programming: Concepts and Algorithms - 20 credits Computer Systems - 20 credits Working with Data - 20 Credits Mathematical Skills for Computing Professionals - 20 credits Programming: Professional Practice - 20 credits Integrative Project Module - 20 Credits Year Two In Year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with artificial intelligence, theory of computation, advanced algorithms, amongst others. Modules Artificial Intelligence - 20 credits Theory of Computation - 20 credits Advanced Algorithms - 20 credits Operating Systems, Security, and Networks - 20 credits Data Science - 20 credits Software Engineering - 20 credits Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year In year three, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with mobile application development, web API development, parallel and distributed programming, amongst others. Modules Optional modules Security - 20 credits Machine Learning - 20 credits Project Discovery - 20 credits Dissertation and Project Artefact - 20 credits Additional Year If you meet the criteria, you could choose to take an additional fourth-year master’s option, which will deepen your knowledge and expertise. The MSci year aims to consolidate and strengthen the skills you’ve developed over the course of your first three years of study. Building on your existing knowledge, you’ll explore a series of highly advanced subjects in the field of Computer Science which lie beyond the scope of undergraduate study, from Computer Vision to GPU programming, equipping you to undertake employment or postgraduate research at the leading edge of digital technology. This year provides insight into more advanced topics in computer science and can act as a steppingstone to postgraduate research or further study. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Individual coursework Group coursework Exams Tests Essays Presentations Reports Projects Vivas Core assessments (these are pass / fail and can be attempted multiple times) The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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