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Computer Science Brunel University London Degree level: Undergraduate

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On Brunel’s Computer Science BSc course, we’ll help you gain the ability to develop software solutions to business problems. You’ll learn to specify, design, code, modify and test different types of software, from web-based systems to mobile solutions, in a contemporary programming paradigm. All of this will be done using an appropriate commercial grade development environment and associated database tools.

In addition, you’ll acquire in-depth knowledge of algorithms, design, programming and testing techniques. By the end of the course, you’ll have confidence in your knowledge of common system and network architectures and system development approaches, requirements capture, design methods, models, tools, and techniques.

You’ll become well-versed in implementing and testing systems and software maintenance. Key to this course is cultivating a reflective approach to project management issues arising from team-based software development.

This exciting degree course is also increasingly using technologies such as drones and robots in coursework and projects.

Our course is designed for flexibility, so if you’re not sure which route you want to go, you can select modules and specialise gradually during your time with us. You can transfer between Computer Science and Business Computing up to the start of Level 2, then, should you wish, to choose a specialism up to the start of Level 3.

We know that when you graduate, you’ll be working on large projects. That’s why one third of each year of our programmes is project-based. On Levels 1 and 2, you’ll build a software solution in a team, and in your final year you’ll carry out an individual project. You’ll also have the opportunity to showcase your projects at the annual Made in Brunel (Software Innovation) event, with awards presented by the likes of Cisco, Sky and Xerox.

As part of your degree course, you’ll have the chance to take a year-long work placement between your second year and third year. We’ll support you in finding that all-important paid professional experience, in the UK or abroad. The feedback we’ve received is that those who have taken a placement are much more likely to find a job for which their degree was a formal requirement as it gives you a competitive advantage. Recent graduates have gone on to work for well-known names such as Accenture, Toshiba, Microsoft, British Airways, O2, and Barclays.

Our programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and on behalf of the Engineering Council, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The accreditation also allows you to apply for professional membership of the BCS after you have successfully completed your degree.

The department has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze, recognising our dedication to the advancement of gender equality in STEM subjects. We now have an ongoing three-year action plan to further implement strategies and improve our practices. As part of this endeavour, Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from the industry.
Our Computer Science graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. You might start out as a general analyst or programmer, or join a consultancy firm. These are often the first steps towards setting up your own business. Recent graduates have gone on to work for household names including Microsoft and Toshiba.

Course details

Modules

Typical Modules

Year 1
Data and Information
Information Systems and Organisations
Introductory Programming
Level 1 Group Project
Logic and Computation

Year 2
Algorithms and their Applications
Graduate Development
Level 2 Group Project
Networks and Operating Systems
Software Development and Management
Usability Engineering

Year 3
Core Modules
Advanced Topics in Computer Science
Computer Science Project

Optional Modules
Artificial Intelligence
Cybersecurity
Digital Media and Games
Human-Computer Interaction
Network Computing
Software Engineering
Software Project Management

See the Brunel website for more information.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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

Course code G402
Institution code B84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in a related subject
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits in a related subject
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in a related subject and an A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in a related subject with A levels grade BB in any subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in a related subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a related subject and an A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in a related subject with A levels grade BB in any subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 65% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £16,850 * 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.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH


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+44 (0)1895 265 265


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