Plymouth University International College

BSc (Hons) Computing

Plymouth University International College
In Plymouth

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Plymouth
Duration 3 Years
Start October
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Plymouth
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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The most flexible of our computing courses – designed to grow your technical skills in programming and web development whilst also developing the skill set you need to be an adaptable computing professional. A clear emphasis on employability, and our close links with industry means you will not only develop technical skills but you'll also cultivate vital professional skills along with a robust understanding of the legal and ethical context within which all computing professionals operate.
In the 2016 National Student Survey, 91 per cent of students on this course felt staff were enthusiastic about what they were teaching. You will have the opportunity to gain registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and will partially meet the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration upon graduation.

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Portland Villas, Plymouth PL4 6DX, UK, Devon, England
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Starts October
Portland Villas, Plymouth PL4 6DX, UK, Devon, England
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· Requirements

A levels: A typical offer is 120 points from minimum of 2 A levels. Excluding general studies. GCSE English C/4 and mathematics grade B/6-5 If you have a grade C/4 in mathematics please contact admissions. International Baccalaureate: 30 overall – English and mathematics must be included.

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5.0 29/12/2018
What I would highlight: I felt the university to be great and amazing. All the facilities are available in the nearby areas.
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5.0 27/04/2018
What I would highlight: Great place, nice people and it was a great time thanks.
What could be improved: It was great
Would you recommend this course?: No
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What you'll learn on the course

Development Psychology
Web Development
Computing Placement Preparation
Development Psychology
Development Psychology

Course programme

Year 1

You'll start to develop the basic technical skills needed to become a computing professional including: programming, databases, computer hardware, computer networking and how a computer operating system works, with optional modules on topics such as creating an e-commerce site.

Core modules
  • BPIE111 Stage 1 Computing Placement Preparation
  • ISAD154 Analysis and Design Project
  • ISAD156 Databases: Analysis, Design and Development
  • NET111 Computer Systems
  • SEC104 Cybersecurity and Networks
  • SOFT151 Introduction to Object-oriented Programming
  • SOFT165 Programme Introduction and Web Development
Year 2

Building on your first year, you’ll study topics in greater depth. You'll learn how to create databases in Oracle (arguably the database of choice for systems that must scale to a corporate size), study more formal software engineering techniques, and program web applications as well as business to business applications. You’ll also learn how to capture requirements and complete a whole software lifecycle, starting with a concept and ending with a product. You’ll also begin to prepare for your optional placement year.

Core modules
  • BPIE211 Stage 2 Computing Placement Preparation
  • ISAD251 Database Applications Development
  • ISAD260 User-Centred Interface Design
  • PRDC251 Computing Integrating Project
  • SEC202 Secure Systems Architectures and Mechanisms
  • SOFT251 Object-oriented Programming
Optional modules
  • AINT252 Computation Theory and Artificial Intelligence
  • NET206 Servers, Datacentres and Cloud
Optional placement year

This year you’ll do your industry placement – which you’ve been preparing for over the past two years – aided by our network of industry contacts. This extensive training period allows you to learn within a professional context, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in the real world, as well as learning from those around you. Over 48 weeks you’ll gain experience and confidence, as well as a host of contacts – all essential in readying you for employment on graduation.

Core modules
  • BPIE330 Computing Related Placement (Generic)
Final year
You’ll round off your studies with two core modules, both connected with issues of software project management. You’ll also carry out an individual project, which will take up a third of the year. The remainder of the year is made up of optional modules to enhance your skills further with your choice of topics ranging from internet psychology to programming for entertainment systems.
Core modules
  • ISAD362 Software Project Management
  • PRCO304 Computing Project
Optional modules
  • AINT353 Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems
  • AINT355 Industry Engagement
  • ISAD358 Advanced Databases and Data Management
  • NET302 Distributed Systems
  • PRCO308 Work-based Learning
  • SEC301 Information Security Management and Governance
  • SEC305 Digital Forensic Investigation
  • SOFT352 Client-side Web Scripting

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

Additional information

International fee - £13,000

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