Hertfordshire International College

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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Hertfordshire International College
In Hatfield

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Hatfield
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hatfield
  • Duration:
    3 Years

This course is ideal if you have an interest in technology and software development and how they can be applied to benefit individuals and organisations.
Core topics include foundations of computation, programming, multimedia, networks, databases, operating systems, software engineering and professional issues. In addition, you’ll choose from a wide range of specialist modules to tailor your degree to your interests. As well as gaining an understanding of the wider context in which systems operate, you’ll develop your communication and team-working skills. Thanks to the nature of this degree, you’ll develop the broad skills many employers are looking for while keeping your career options open.

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Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK


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· What are the objectives of this course?

Flexibility – you may choose this course, which has an emphasis on mainstream computer science and software development, or change to another BSc in our programme.Be part of a highly regarded well established computer science department with excellent facilities, a strong research background, and links to business and industry.Prepare yourself for a career in the IT sector through a mix of academic, professional and practical study, with opportunities for industry certifications and a paid placement year.Benefit from an NSS (National Student Survey) overall satisfaction score of 89% for the School.You will join a lively academic community in the School of Computer Science at Hertfordshire, one of the largest and most established in the country.You will be taught by highly qualified staff, most with a PhD or other advanced degree in addition to research, teaching, or professional experience.The School has an excellent research record and strong links with local and national business, in particular with employers.

· Requirements

104 UCAS points

· Qualification

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (for 1st year entrants only)

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5.0 17/12/2018
What I would highlight: I had a great course and good great new friends here.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 29/06/2018
What I would highlight: I would advise experiencing as much as you can and make friends as you will probably have only one university life in life.
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5.0 18/05/2018
What I would highlight: I found the university quite good and helpful regarding courses and assignments and the support services they provide. Overall its a very nice place to be.
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5.0 02/03/2018
What I would highlight: Being here is a great fun. The lectures are interesting and fun with full of challenges. Apart from this there are myrid extra curricular activities to involve yourself in.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Computer Architecture
Operating Systems
Computer Science
Human Dimensions of Computing
Methods in Computing
Platforms for Computing
Computer Architecture

Course programme

What you will learn

You will be taught the fundamental principles of the subject, which will be illustrated with current real-world technologies and applications wherever possible.

First Year

You will be taught the foundations of Computer Science, including a problem solving approach to programming, modelling and representing data, computer design, networks, operating systems and devices.

Second Year

You will deepen your understanding and develop more advanced skills. You will study contemporary issues in the social, professional, ethical and legal aspects of computing. Modules also cover software development, databases, algorithms and data structures, operating systems and networks. The Second Year gives you the opportunity to choose two additional modules.

Work placement/study abroad year

You may choose to undertake a paid work placement or study abroad at one of our worldwide partner universities.

Final Year

There are core modules on computer security, project planning, the user experience and concurrency, plus two modules of your choice. You will also undertake an individual project, typically an extensive piece of practical and written work.

Work Placement

You have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement for your third year. We encourage you to take advantage since on average placement students have a greater chance of finding good employment after graduation and achieve higher grades in their final year.

Work placements are spent in a paid job relevant to your degree. You apply in the second year, with support from the University using our extensive contacts with employers.

Recent placement students have worked at large organisations such as Apple, BT, IBM, Intel, GSK, Microsoft, and Xerox. Others have worked for smaller organisations, perhaps family-run or near home.


Level 4

Core Modules

  • Human Dimensions of Computing - 30 Credits
  • Programming - 30 Credits
  • Models and Methods in Computing - 30 Credits
  • Platforms for Computing - 30 Credits

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Issues - 15 Credits
  • Database Concepts - 15 Credits
  • Computer Science Development Exercise - 30 Credits
  • Algorithms and Data Structures - 15 Credits
  • Operating Systems and Networks - 15 Credits

  • Artificial Intelligence - 15 Credits
  • Computer Architecture - 15 Credits
  • Cognitive and Social Robotics - 15 Credits
  • The C Family - 15 Credits
Level 6

Core Modules

  • Project Planning - 15 Credits
  • User Experience - 15 Credits
  • Computer Systems Security - 15 Credits
  • Concurrency - 15 Credits
  • Computer Science Project - 30 Credits

  • Professional Work Placement in Computer Science - 0 Credits
  • Artificial Life - 15 Credits
  • Software Quality - 15 Credits
  • Embedded Systems Development - 15 Credits
  • Machine Learning and Neural Computing - 15 Credits
  • Programming Paradigms - 15 Credits
  • Quantum Computing - 15 Credits
  • Mobile Computing - 15 Credits
  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Study Abroad - 0 Credits

Additional information

International fee

£11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year