University of Salford has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Computers are at the heart of modern society, with technology touching all aspects of life including commerce, industry, healthcare, communication and recreation. A BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree with Salford will provide you with practical skills and knowledge to innovate systems and further enhance our world
Computer scientists design, develop and analyse software and hardware that can overcome commercial, social and scientific challenges. As industry 4.0 heralds the next generation of connected networks and technologies, develop the skill set for the 21st century ready for a limitless career creating applications and networks for the connected, data-driven generation.
Accredited by the British Computer Society, you'll be educated to the highest professional standards, studying real-world relevant modules. You’ll graduate equipped with the practical skills ready to build a successful and lucrative computing career anywhere in the world.
The course covers essential and specialist skills needed by industry. Initially, you’ll learn about programming, and database and computer systems. You’ll look at Java, Linux, artificial intelligence, networking and computer graphics. Later, you’ll explore data mining, data structures and design patterns. You can even choose to focus your studies on specific interests, with modules in virtual reality or information security.
With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community. With your future career in mind, we’ll encourage you to take an additional placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your degree award. There will also be opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities through our computing society.
• Gain programming practice through design, implementation and testing, along with an appreciation of more sophisticated programming behaviour
• Learn the principles of relational database management system, and their implementation and efficiency, using emerging trends
• Explore the theory and practice of website design and development, understanding human-computer interaction and designing and analysing user interfaces
• Develop knowledge and understanding of the application pattern-based strategies for resolving common high-level problems
• Use high-level real-time 3D graphics toolkits, and your knowledge of Java to develop use of the C++ programming language
• Become familiar with AI techniques and terminology for knowledge representation and searching, and gain an understanding of data mining algorithms
Year one modules may include: Programming, Computer System Internals and Linux, Database Systems, Professional Development and Practices, Web Development and Human Computer Interfaces. Year two modules may include: Server Side Programming, Software Project with Agile Techniques, AI and Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms, Networking, Software Development Techniques. Year three modules may include: Project for Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Software Quality Management, and a choice of two from: Ajax and Smartphone Development, Document Analysis and Semantic Web, Internet Security and Computer Forensics, Virtual Reality and 3D Games.
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||112 points||112 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent|
|A level||112 UCAS Tariff Points. A Level grade C in Maths (Maths with Mechanics) or a Numerate Science (Physics/Chemistry) or Computer Related Subject. Pass A Level Science Practical.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 112 UCAS points. QAA Approved in a Computer Related Subject with level 3 Maths content.(offer FY if insufficient maths)|
|Scottish Higher||112 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.|
|AS||112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||112 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.|
|Extended Project||112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||30 Points with 14 in Higher Level subjects, including subjects Engineering, Science or Technology|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS Tariff Points Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*||Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||112 UCAS Tariff Points. Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||112 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.|
Fees and funding
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