University Academy 92 (UA92)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Computer Science (Accelerated)

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Course summary

The UA92 BSc (Hons) Accelerated Computer Science equips graduates to operate as highly skilled and reflective professionals in the fast-changing field of computing. A practical understanding of the design and implementation of software solutions will be studied alongside the underlying theory and principles of key technologies. An appreciation of the human and organisational aspects along with key legal, social, ethical and professional issues will be studied in context. By studying this course, you will develop strong communication skills enabling you to communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. This courses places a strong emphasis on the development of programming skills early on. As you progress through your studies more advanced practical and intellectual skills will be developed. At the final stage, research and critical thinking skills are further developed to prepare you as a future graduate to operate reflectively and to continuously develop as a professional. You will also be able to learn new technologies, languages and approaches in this rapidly evolving domain. This course has been co-designed with industry partners and will continue to be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience. UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our credit bearing character and personal development curriculum modules, based on an industry set brief, which will help you to situate your subject knowledge and personal skills in industry. Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.

Course details

Modules

Our industry-led approach means our leading partner organisations are integral to the UA92 experience; co-developing course curriculums and providing unique experiences for our students. The accelerated programme will consist of 12 modules studied across the 2 years. You will study 6 modules each year, studying modules at level 4 and 5 in year one, and levels 5 and 6 in year two. The specific level 5 modules will change according to your year of entry. Level 4 modules Front End Development You’ll get to grips with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, learning how to design and build a website based using a real-world scenario. Back-End Development You’ll take an in-depth look at web servers, that form the backbone of the Internet. You’ll gain an understanding of Linux system management, PHP programming language, Structured Query Language (SQL) and database development theory; whilst building a database-based webserver app hosted on a Linux based server. Software Design You’ll take a look at how software systems are developed from inception to delivery and testing. You’ll learn about both traditional software development lifecycle and agile methodologies as well as complete a group design assignment to simulate a workplace team working environment. Computational Problem-Solving You’ll develop the skills to devise efficient algorithms and undertake practical exercises implementing algorithms in the Python programming language. You’ll also learn how to interpret, and more importantly, present data. Level 5 modules Cloud Computing You’ll study the Cloud; a defining technology of this decade. You’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on and develop a Cloud based solution and understand the methodology required to devise a strategy for such solutions. Cyber Security and Risk You’ll learn how to identify and mitigate risks and how to build systems that are resilient and robust to threats, using cyber security principles. You’ll focus on the management SQL injection attack and how to mitigate Denial of Service attacks. Information Systems You’ll study advanced SQL programming, gaining an in-depth knowledge about database technologies used to implement information systems. You’ll also look at the formal processes for documenting system requirements that are used to generate the code. Solution Architecture  You’ll get to grips with how TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) is employed by organisations, and alternatives such as Zachman. You’ll develop your architectural knowledge, an essential skill when joining a large corporate employer. Level 6 modules Project You’ll undertake a large-scale project based on an actual computing workplace brief. You’ll draw on your knowledge and skills to deliver a comprehensive, quality solution to a real-world computing problem. Global Intelligent Systems You’ll gain an understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts; you’ll cover machine learning, neural networks, with guided practical assessment using Python based API’s. Human Elements of System Design You’ll get a solid grounding in user interface principles; discover why developing a system that practices good user design principles is essential for any computing system, public-facing website, or internal corporate system. Contemporary Issues in Computer Science You’ll take a look at some of the most contemporary issues within Computer Science, such as remote working, automation and automated transport; understanding how ethical and legal issues can impact on the process of information systems development.

Assessment method

No traditional end-of-year exams You are assessed within each subject module – so you learn it, then you prove it. Assessment methods include individual and group work which is undertaken in a range of formats related to your subject. This may include writing an essay or producing a report, presenting findings or creating audio/visual projects. Practical assessment is favoured where possible, for example, Media and Communication students producing a Podcast, or Sports Coaching students running a coaching session. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10800 Year 1
Scotland £10800 Year 1
Wales £10800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10800 Year 1
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Computer Science (Accelerated) at University Academy 92 (UA92) - UCAS