Buckinghamshire New University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Do you have a strong interest in technology, gadgets and computers? Would you like to be at the forefront of technological developments in your future career? Do you like to take an analytical approach to problem solving? If so, then this course is for you. You will be given the opportunity to gain experience in the underpinning technical skills you need to start a challenging and dynamic career in computing.
Computer Systems Development
This degree has a broad scope and covers the main areas within the broad field of computing. You'll also learn key industrial skills that are transferrable within technology based careers. During your time with us, you'll learn about all crucial aspects of computer system and software development including analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance.
This hands on course will see you master the art of computer programming using core languages such as: Java, C# and C++. You'll cover the full systems implementation cycle. This will be done using industrial standard tools and techniques including Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and through advanced development methods.
Developing skills for a career in IT
Our programme balances theory and practice in computing systems and software engineering. This course provides a strong foundation and offers the opportunity to specialise in various computing branches of the industry. Students focus on their areas of specialist interest by choice of options and through an individual project in the final year. Thus enabling you to move forward into a number of sector career paths such as Software Developer, System Development, Mobile Development, Networking & Security, Database Management, IT support and Research.
Year One: Computer Architectures, Networking, Programming Concepts, Application Programming, Digital Technologies and Professional Practice, User Experience (UX), Web Development, Business Modelling. Year Two: Web Applications, Open Source Systems, Network Systems, Software Engineering, Database Design, Introduction to Intelligent Systems (Team Project), Mobile Systems, Object Oriented Systems Development. Year Three: Advanced Programming, Quality Assurance and Testing, Knowledge-based Systems in Artificial Intelligence, Learning Machines and Intelligent Agents, Cloud Computing, Network Security, Database Development, Database Technologies, Data Structures and Algorithms, Enterprise Systems Development, Advanced Mobile Systems, Project.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||
A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£12,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.