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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.
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was first in Wales for teaching satisfaction (WGU analysis of unpublished 2018 NSS data)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
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.
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.
Databases and Web-based Information Systems
User Experience Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
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.
IT Project Management
Distributed Data and Data Analytics
Computability and Optimisation
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.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|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.