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• Learn the skills you need to write the software of tomorrow.
• Develop complex software and systems using analytical and mathematical approaches.
• Understand the fundamental principles behind the software that powers our world.
• Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.
Computer science provides a deep understanding of practical applications of computation in areas ranging from programming language design to everyday software systems. This course is aimed at anyone who wants to become a programmer, understands and can build on the fundamental principles behind the software that underpins modern society.
How you learn
The combination of learning methods across the course allow you to develop a range of skills through problem-solving activities, practical implementations and teamwork, allowing you to take an active approach to learning and encouraging self-development.
You learn through
• hands-on tutorials
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
You are supported by placement tutors and a faculty placement team through the process of successfully getting a placement and then while on placement. Although a placement year is not mandatory, the department has a strong track record in finding placements.
The course includes a professional project which challenges you to solve real world problems, possibly with an external client, while developing team and project management skills.
Employers and industry practitioners are an influential part of the design, content and teaching of the course. The employability focus of the course is supported by frequent involvement of employers and IT professionals.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
Algorithms And Data Structures 1 20 Credits
Fundamentals Of Computer Architecture 20 Credits
Fundamentals Of Programming For Computer Science 20 Credits
Mathematics For Computer Science 20 Credits
Professional Experience And Project Development 20 Credits
Systems Modelling 20 Credits
Algorithms And Data Structures 2 20 Credits
Database Systems For Software Applications 20 Credits
Fundamentals Of Programming Languages 20 Credits
Group Software Development Project 20 Credits
Object-Oriented Programming For Computer Science 20 Credits Software Engineering: Concepts And Methods 20 Credits
Case Studies In Software Design 20 C Credits
Concurrent And Parallel Systems 20 Credits
Functional Programming 20 Credits
Project (Technical Computing) 40 Credits
Applications: Architectures And Frameworks 20 Credits
Computer Graphics 20 Coursework
Effective C++ Programming 20 Credits
Foreign Language 20 Credits
Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics 20 Credits
Mobile Applications 20 Credits
Programming "Things" 20 Credits
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
BBC at A Level.
DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 18 credits
P: 27 credits
|Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 Level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
English Language at grade C or 4
Maths at grade B or 5
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/computing/bsc-honours-computer-science/full-time/2020
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Listening: minimum score 162 Speaking: minimum score 162 Reading: minimum score 162 Writing: minimum score 162|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.|
|PTE Academic||52.0||Listening: minimum level 51 Speaking: minimum level 51 Reading: minimum level 51 Writing: minimum level 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79.0||Listening: minimum level 17 Speaking: minimum level 20 Reading: minimum level 18 Writing: minimum level 17|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.