As computers grow in size and complexity, the need for people with highly developed numerical and analytical skills has increased. This course starts by studying a common first year Computer Science course, but shifts its focus during the second and third years to the key mathematical elements that feed into applied areas of study, including computational maths and security. You will also cover a range of topics relating to operations research, such as simulation and statistics.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Introduction to Software Development,
Computer Systems Structure,
Fundamentals of Computer Studies
Object Oriented Programming and Software Engineering,
Decision Support Systems and Data Mining,
Concepts and Technologies of Artificial Intelligence,
Algebra, Combinatorics and Logic
Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies,
Comparative Integrated Systems,
Social and Professional Project Management,
The majority of units are assessed through coursework, group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations or exams. You will also produce software artefacts in the area of your specialism.
Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work.
Year 1 - 24% of assessment is by exam, 56% by coursework and 20% practical exam.
Year 2 - 41% of assessment is by exam, 36% by coursework and 13% practical exam.
Year 3 - 14% of assessment is by exam, 86% by coursework.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Luton Campus|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 96 points|
|A level||C C E - C C C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points|
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|