Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course will provide you with expertise and a thorough understanding of modern computing within the context of software engineering. You will gain expertise and understanding surrounding modern computing’s essential areas, covering programming, cyber security, software engineering, AI and project management. On top of all this you will additionally be given a wide range of optional units in your second and third years of study.
After you complete your first year of study you will then have the option to specialise by choosing your named award as one of 8 possible options. This could be in Computing, Data Science, Forensic Computing, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Technology and more.
Our students have attended placements with the likes of Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, BMW Mini, Panasonic, HoiPoi Development (Japan) and Axenic (New Zealand). Typical starting job roles following this degree can include App Designers, Configuration Specialists, Developer/Support Adviser, IT Solution Analyst and Software Developer to name a few.
Our graduates are highly sought after, within six months of completing their course, 100% of our students are in further study or work, of which 100% students are employed in a professional or managerial position*.
• This course is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) which recognises the excellence of teaching and student learning delivered on the course.
• You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year.
• Range of facilities and labs which includes a state-of-the-art cyber security unit where you can simulate cyber-attacks.
• Opportunity to join the Computing and Cyber Security societies, providing opportunities to further your learning and work with students from all across the university.
*All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
You will study a range of subject areas including programming, relational databases, network & software engineering and systems design. You'll also be able to choose a number of optional units such as application programming and data management to tailor your study.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
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.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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 4
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||An overall score of 28 - 31 points.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||104 tariff points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|