The UA92 BSc (Hons) Computer Science equips graduates to operate as highly skilled and reflective professionals in the fast-changing field of computing.
A practical understanding of the design and implementation of software solutions will be studied alongside the underlying theory and principles of key technologies. An appreciation of the human and organisational aspects along with key legal, social, ethical and professional issues will be studied in context.
By studying this course, you will develop strong communication skills enabling you to communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
This courses places a strong emphasis on the development of programming skills early on. As you progress through your studies more advanced practical and intellectual skills will be developed. At the final stage, research and critical thinking skills are further developed to prepare you as a future graduate to operate reflectively and to continuously develop as a professional. You will also be able to learn new technologies, languages and approaches in this rapidly evolving domain. This course has been co-designed with industry partners and will continue to be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
The Target Talent Curriculum (TTC) is woven into the curriculum as a part of the studies undertaken by all students enrolled on degree programmes delivered at UA92. This provides a focus on character and personal development, including preparation for working life after graduation.
The TTC will support the development of your cognitive, emotional and social intelligence, an understanding of physical and mental well-being, and aims to prepare you for employment.
This will be delivered through a range of themes such as engaging and reflecting on work placements and insight visits, and the regular support of a personal development coach.
The themes will be developed through induction activities, specific themed modules and embedded activities within subject-related modules, as well as through projects and placements. The aim is to unlock a range of character traits in our future graduates such as: critical thinker, digital champion, problem solver, creative collaborator, influential communicator, ethical leader, reflective achiever and self-disciplined organiser.
Specific themed modules of the Target Talent Curriculum (common to all degree programmes) are as follows:
Level 4 Target Talent Curriculum Modules
• Module 1: Resilience (5 Credits)
• Module 2: Health and well-being (5 Credits)
• Module 3: Problem solving (5 Credits)
• Module 4: Communication Skills (5 Credits)
Level 5 Target Talent Curriculum Modules
• Module 5: Professionalism (5 Credits)
• Module 6: Team working (5 Credits)
• Module 7: Financial literacy (5 Credits)
• Module 8: Global citizenship (5 Credits)
Level 6 Target Talent Curriculum Modules
• Module 9: Leadership (5 Credits)
• Module 10: Career preparedness (5 Credits)
• Module 11: Reflective practice (5 Credits)
• Module 12: Advanced communication (5 Credits)
The following Computer Science themes will be studied: • Front end software development • Programming back end systems • Full stack design and development • Mobile applications development • Cloud computing • Cyber security • Information systems • Solution architecture • Global intelligent systems • Human elements of system design • Contemporary issues in computer science • Computer science project
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic criteria, if your first language is not English, you may be asked for a recognised English language qualification. This is especially important if you are not a national of a majority English speaking country or you haven't completed a degree in English. If you are an international student, in order to obtain a Tier 4 student visa, you are required to demonstrate that you have the correct level of English language competency to study in the UK.
UA92 English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|