Computer Science (4 years including foundation year)

Bachelor's degree

In Wrexham

£ 240 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Wrexham (Wales)

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

Why choose this course? How often do you use computers in your normal daily routine? Are you intrigued by the way you interact with computers, which exist in many different forms?   On this degree you will look at computer science which is at the core of the underlying technologies which support this infiltration of computing in every element of our society. The demand for graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain modern computer systems is high. Organisations rely on the use of computers for information processing and problem solving so the industry requires specialists to create, understand and further advance computer science.   This course has been designed to develop your practical and applied skills and to support you in gaining the experience needed to apply these skills effectively.   As well as gaining and developing a wide range of computer science knowledge and skills, you will have the opportunity of working on a live work based project/placement during your second year which will allow you to apply your academic knowledge and interpersonal skills in a real-world environment.   The course benefits from a range of computer labs. This includes two general-purpose suites, containing a range of software for computer programming, artificial intelligence, databases, simulation, project management, and digital media. Major packages available include the Adobe Creative Suite. Within the computing department a further two specialist labs exist; one of which is dedicated to computer games development and the other is a computer networking facility, which includes an accredited CISCO Academy. We also have access to the HPC Wales facilities.   You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Science (4 years including foundation year) UCAS code:I345



This course is available as an integrated masters MComp Computer Science.

 

Facilities

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Wrexham
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Mold Road, LL11 2AW

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Subjects

  • IT
  • Skills and Training
  • Project
  • Computing
  • systems
  • Networks
  • Management
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Management
  • Programming
  • IT Development
  • Project Management
  • CCNA
  • Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cisco
  • Communications
  • Media
  • Problem Solving

Course programme

  • Research active department in future and emerging technologies.
  • The department has been successful in achieving funding for developing a range of intelligent kitchen appliances for use by elderly or disabled people and continues to develop research projects.
  • Award-winning computing department – judged 'world leading' in the last UK research assessment (RAE 2008).
  • The University is home to ARCLab, which specializes in research in the field of Computing and Computer Science.
  • Host of biennial internet research conference attracting delegates from across the world.
  • Our courses provide an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes and qualify for CISCO accreditation.
  • Students undertake an individual project in the third year of their course. Normally each year, there are a number of ‘live’ projects available that involve working with businesses.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Your first year contains essential fundamental material which is relevant in all of our computing programmes. You will learn both subject specific skills along with transferable skills which will increase your employability prospects.

With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to computing and computer applications. You will be able to demonstrate skills that underpin good practice in the field of computers and computational methods, e.g. laboratory tasks involving the creation of simple programs and the use of operating systems.

This will help develop your understanding of hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications, and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer based systems.

Modules

  • Computational Thinking
  • Computer Systems
  • Managing Data
  • Problem Solving with Programming
  • Professional Development in Computing: Information Engineering

Optional Modules

  • Digital Media Principles
  • Computing Maths
  • Network Technologies
  • Web Technologies
  • Student Initiated Module (SIM4)
  • CCNA Routing and Switching - Introduction to Networks
  • CCNA Routing and Switching - Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Intro to JavaScript programming and DOM scripting
  • IT Business Graphics
  • IT for Information Analysis

Year 2 (Level 5)

Your second year continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline, and more specialist modules start to be introduced. You will also undertake a group project where you will gain important skills in project management techniques and the professional and ethical issues of project management.

You will also deepen your knowledge and understanding of computing concepts and approaches for complex problems through the application of several existing artificial intelligence techniques for learning and optimisation targeting at real-world problems.

Modules

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Programming
  • Responsible Computing
  • Group Project Design
  • Group Project Implementation

Optional Modules

  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Human Computer Relations
  • Internet & Mobile App Development
  • Server Technology
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Student Initiated Module (SIM5)
  • Human Computer Relationships
  • CCNA Routing and Switching - Connecting Networks
  • CCNA Routing and Switching - Scaling Networks
  • Databases and Web-based Information Systems
  • Agile Application Development
  • Database Administration and Optimisation

Year 3 (Level 5)

Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in your chosen discipline.

You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your analytical skills through the analysis and appraisal of current and emerging technologies, taking into account its impact on society.

Modules

  • IT Project Management
  • Singularities and Society
  • 21st Century Computing
  • Project
  • Distributed Data

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Computer Science (4 years including foundation year)

£ 240 + VAT