Computer Science Anglia Ruskin University

Study in the heart of ‘Silicon Fen’, home to firms like ARM, Sony and Microsoft. Explore the key theories and technologies of computing on this IET and BCS accredited course. Develop skills in designing and building systems to the latest specifications. Gain the skills employers are looking for, and choose from a range of exciting career options. This course has been validated to include an optional placement year in industry.
Computer scientists don’t use computers like most of us do. Instead, they use them as tools to address important scientific questions, and to solve real world-problems. Computing can be amazingly diverse, including computer design, graphics, artificial intelligence, gaming, software engineering, programming and applications development.

Our course has been designed to offer you a wide choice of career options when you graduate. As you study, you can choose to focus on the core elements of computer science, or to specialise in areas such as software development, mobile applications, computer security, cloud computing, network administration and technical support.

You’ll benefit from being based in Cambridge, home to the largest cluster of technology firms in Europe. Recently named the 'Best UK city to work in' you'll have lots of opportunities to gain relevant work experience locally and after graduation can expect an average salary of £35,000. (Glassdoor 2016). You'll also benefit from talks with industry experts who are regularly invited to give guest lectures and seminars.

You’ll spend lots of time in our computing labs, including a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment and our virtual Netlab, offering 24/7 remote access to our Cisco equipment. You’ll have access to DreamSpark’s professional developer and designer tools, plus mobile devices for testing and developing mobile applications.

It’s not just about technical skills, though. You’ll learn to work effectively as a team member and become an independent thinker and a creative problem-solver who's aware of the social, moral and ethical issues relating to the impact of computers on our lives.

Our course has been developed in partnership with professional bodies, the Cambridge Network, and national and international employers. By choosing particular modules, you can apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) status after you graduate.

This programme is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, as well as the IET, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, both under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules

Computer Systems Core Mathematics for Computing Fundamentals of Design Introduction to Programming Operating Systems

Year two, core modules

Computing Research Methodologies Database Design and Implementation Digital Security Interaction and Usability Network Routing Software Engineering

Year two, optional modules

Digital Data Storage and Transmission Network Services Engineering Object Oriented C++ Web Programming

Year three, core modules

Data Structures and Algorithms Final Project Image Processing Professional Issues: Computing and Society

Year three, optional modules

Artificial Intelligence Distributed-Systems Programming Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures Internet Server Engineering and the Cloud Mobile Technology Network and IT Operations

Assessment method

Throughout the course we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, these will include group work, presentations, case studies, laboratory tests and projects.


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G400
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
A level 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/computer-science

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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