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Computer Science BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University will provide you with the theoretical principles and practical techniques to pursue a career in a rapidly developing age of technical computing. The course will teach you the major themes of technical computing, including software development, database design and web technologies, theoretical and practical foundations, computer security, and an awareness of professional practice and social responsibility. You will learn the practical and theoretical aspects of programming language concepts, software design methods; secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks. The course is accredited by the BCS (Chartered Institute for IT), which ensures that you gain industry-standard training and skills and are prepared for employment upon graduation. 100% of our Computer Science graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, working for companies such as ITN, Hewlett Packard (HP), IBM, Microsoft, BT, RBS, HSBC, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Experian, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.
Computer Programming I
Computer Programming II
Computer Law and Cyber Security
Mathematics for Computing
Database Design and Implementation
Second year modules:
Software and Security Management
Object Oriented Design
Object Oriented Development
Web Application Development
Agile Team Development
Data Structures and Algorithms
Concurrent and Parallel Algorithms
Introduction to Research
Third year modules:
Computing Project .
Systems Building: Methods
Rigorous Systems .
Fuzzy Logic and Knowledge Based Systems
Secure Web Application Development
Web Application Penetration Testing
Multi-Service Networks 1
Multi-Service Networks 2
Functional Software Development
Front-End Web Development
Database Management and Programming
Information Technology Services Practice
Computer Ethics and Privacy
Big Data and Business Models
You will also choose from a variety of optional modules to complete the final year. Available options may change from year to year.
In the first year, you will have timetabled taught sessions for approximately 13-15 hours each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work. You will have a variety of assessment methods including short tests and report writing.
In the second year the emphasis moves towards more substantive practical assignments using modern software development techniques.
In the final year the individual software development project forms a major part of the practical assessment.
Many of the modules are also assessed using formal examinations which are held at the end of the year.
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!
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|Campus name||Leicester Campus|
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||112 points||
from at least 2 A-Levels
Five GCSEs 9-4 including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|