Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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

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Computing is an exciting, challenging and dynamic field. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life and new computing technologies are introduced at an enormous rate. As a result, the computer science area develops and changes continually and rapidly.

The demand for graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain modern computer systems is high.

This degree will look at the computer science at the core of the underlying technologies that are increasingly infiltrating every element of our society.

This course:

has employability skills at its heart, developing team working, project management, communication and creative thinking.
will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional engineer and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems
allows you to work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work
gives you the opportunity to work on a live work based project/placement
gives you the option of an Industrial Placement Year
was first in Wales for teaching satisfaction (WGU analysis of unpublished 2018 NSS data)
provides an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes and qualify for CISCO accreditation

This course is available to study this course with an Industrial Placement year BSc (Hons) Computer Science Industrial Placement Year(with Industrial Placement)

You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Science (four years including foundation year) UCAS code:I345

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Your first year contains essential fundamental material which 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 2 (LEVEL 5)

Your second 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

Optional Industrial Placement Year

YEAR 3 (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.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.


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 4R9B
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 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
International £11,750 * 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.

Provider information

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


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