University of Northampton

Computing (Computer Systems Engineering) University of Northampton Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The University of Northampton

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People who are keen to study the integral role that efficient computer systems play in 21st Century society are invited to apply for this specialist course. Computer systems are now utilised in a variety of ways from local, small scale systems that may be developed by a single person to make their devices communicate with each other, through to larger multi-national bodies with offices around the world. Computing is at the heart of the daily lives of people and businesses throughout the world and consequently the industry is continually developing and progressing. In this industry focussed course you will be exposed to the wide reaching influences that computers and their technologies have on society, as well as the possible contributions that you can make to future advances in the industry. This two year programme introduces you to a wide range of fundamental principles pertinent to the use of computer systems within the wider context of the industry as a whole and thus be able to appreciate the demands that computer technology must meet.

By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).

  • Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.

  • We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**

  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information
✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020

Course details

Modules

STAGE 1:

• Computer Communications

• Computer Systems

• Databases 1

• Web Development

• Problem Solving and Programming

• Software Engineering 1

STAGE 2:

• Microprocessor Systems

• Group Project

• Web Programming

• Modern Networks

• Operating Systems

• Systems Design and Development

Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment tools are used including:

• essays

• reports

• end of year examinations.


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 004G
Institution code N38
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 64 points
A level DEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
Scottish Higher BCC or CCCC
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal P3, P3, P3
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent is required. Please note Key Skills or Functional Skills qualifications and their equivalents are not accepted.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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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University of Northampton
The University of Northampton
Waterside Campus
University Drive
Northampton
NN1 5PH


Course contact details

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0300 303 2772