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About This Course
How do everyday items like cars, mobile phones, games consoles and washing machines work? How can we use computer science to control equipment and machinery in the food and oil industries? On this course you will master computer science and discover how to apply it to hardware – such as embedded devices, networks and electronics.
If you have an interest in computing, whether it’s through building your own hardware or writing your own code, this course is for you. You should also be passionate about the contribution computing can and does make to humanity, in everything from arts, culture and entertainment, to business, health, communications, and society as a whole. And you should already follow the exciting developments of the field in the press and on blogs, and be excited about contributing your own ideas and creativity to this always-evolving sector.
This degree is highly practical, allowing you to combine your interest in computing science with hardware-based subjects such as electronics, embedded devices and networking. Crucially, it will give you the flexibility to deepen your knowledge in specialised areas or explore a broader range of subjects.
You’ll start by mastering computer programming using various languages and on different platforms, giving you a solid grounding in software. You’ll build on this by focusing on hardware – including looking at computer architectures and networks, not just in PCs but in a range of devices. Underpinning this will be the practical study of electronics, and you’ll develop your skills in circuit design and construction too. You will also have options to take subjects such as cyber security and audio and visual processing.
Your final year project will allow you to bring all of this work together to focus on a particular real-world problem.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
In Year 1, you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in computing, such as Java programming, Databases and Computing Principles. In Years 2 and 3, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules include Architectures and Operating Systems, Embedded Systems and Software Engineering. Optional modules include Advanced Sound and Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Systems Analysis.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||or ABC including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in an IT or Science-based subject. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||including 12 Level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||including grade A in Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||with Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics or Economics.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component).|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£20,200 *||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.