Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Computer Science (with Foundation Year) Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

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Computer Science is an exciting, challenging and dynamic field. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life. New computing technologies are introduced at an exponential rate and as a result the computer science discipline is continually developing to meet with these ever increasing rapid changes.

The demand for graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain computer systems is extremely high. Organisations rely on computers for problem solving as well as processing and analysing data. Consequently industry requires specialists to create, understand and further advance the computer science discipline. This degree will look at computer science as the core of the underlying technologies that are increasingly infiltrating every element of our society.

Employability skills are at the heart of our computer courses including team working, project management, communication and creative thinking. This degree aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a computing professional and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems. The main focus is on the more technical aspects and underlying principles of computer systems.

During the course you will work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work. You will become familiar with industrial practice and software to analyse and simulate computer systems. You will also have the opportunity of working on a live work-based project during your second year, which will allow you to apply your academic knowledge and interpersonal skills in a real-world environment.

You can also choose to study this course as a three year programme (without the foundation year) BSc (Hons) Computer Science UCAS code:4R9B

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The foundation year provides students with the knowledge and confidence in the use of formula, data manipulation and representation. You will gain an understanding of the core hardware and software associated with the use of computer systems, as well as keeping up to date with current developments in technology. There will be numerous opportunities to work on practical activities such as robots, CAD design which will be further developed at degree level.

MODULES

Design & Technology
Computer Hardware & Software
The Skills You Need
Computing Mathematics
Development in Technology
Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

This year contains essential fundamental material that is relevant in all of our computing programmes. You will learn both subject specific skills along with transferable skills, which will increase your employability prospects.

With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to computing and computer applications. You will be able to demonstrate skills that underpin good practice in the field of computers and computational methods, e.g. laboratory tasks involving the creation of simple programs and the use of operating systems. This will help develop your understanding of hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications, and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer based systems.

MODULES

Computer Systems
Managing Data
Problem Solving with Programming
Information and Systems Engineering
Web Design and Development
Discrete Computational Methods

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Your next year continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline, and more specialist modules start to be introduced. You will also undertake a group project where you will gain important skills in project management techniques and the professional and ethical issues of project management.

You will also deepen your knowledge and understanding of computing concepts and approaches for complex problems through the application of several existing artificial intelligence techniques for learning and optimisation targeting at real-world problems.

MODULES

Databases and Web-based Information Systems
User Experience Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Responsible Computing
Applied Programming
Group Project

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in your chosen discipline.

You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your analytical skills through the analysis and appraisal of current and emerging technologies, taking into account its impact on society.

MODULES

IT Project Management
Distributed Data and Data Analytics
Computability and Optimisation
Future Technologies
Project

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Innovative assessment methods are seen as an integral part of learning for this programme, with assessment criteria linked to individual module learning outcomes.

Assessment methods include:

practical assessments, time-constrained assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations, seminar papers, project work, portfolios, work-based assessments, examinations, vivas and unseen class tests.

Assessment will involve both individual and group based assignments.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 I345
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * 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.

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW


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