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Why choose this course? It is no surprise that computing specialists are in high demand - computers and computing technology are now part of almost everything we do. The impact computers have on every aspect of our lives has deepened dramatically over recent years, with the growth of the internet and mobile communications driving change. Computers are now used within virtually every business, industry and organisation.
This course was developed to fulfil a recognised need for more computer specialists who can develop computer software and design or maintain computer systems.
Studying computing, you will develop a number of practical skills which are useful in any field of business, such as how to use information technology effectively as well as understanding specialised software. You will gain practical experience through work placements and working on real life projects as part of the course.
You will also learn how to research, analyse and present your ideas. As you progress through the course you will gain invaluable transferable skills for your future career, including self-motivation, time management, problem-solving and project management. You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computing (4 years including foundation year) UCAS code: I908
This course is available as as an integrated masters MComp Computing.
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- Skills and Training
- IT Management
- IT Development
- Project Management
- IT Project Management
- Network Training
- Problem Solving
- These courses respond to identified skills gaps. They will provide you with the critical understanding, knowledge and skills needed for successful employment.
- Accreditation is being sought for the honours degree from the British Computer Society (BCS).
- Personal Development Planning is integrated throughout the course to develop the skills framework necessary for effective personal, academic and career management.
- The university is top in Wales for graduate prospects in the areas of Computer Sciences and IT, according to The Times.
- The university is home to ARCLab, which specializes in research in the field of Computing and Computer Science.
- Newly refurbished IT labs.
- Host of biennial internet research conference attracting delegates from across the world.
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 a working knowledge of some of the tools, practices and methodologies used in the specification, design, implementation and testing of computer software systems.
- Web Technologies
- Computer Systems
- Managing Data
- Problem Solving with Programming
- Professional Development in Computing: Information Engineering
- Computational Thinking
- Interactive Design
- Computing Maths
- Digital Media Principles
- Network Technologies
- Student Initiated Module (SIM4)
- CCNA R&S - Routing and Switching Essentials
- CCNA R&S Introduction to Networks
- 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 of programming concepts and approaches as well as being introduced to systems development techniques and the professional, legal and ethical issues relevant to the computing and IT industry.
- Systems Development Tools & Techniques
- Professional Issues
- Applied Programming
- Human Computer Relationships
- Responsible Computing
- Group Project Implementation
- Group Project Design
- Database Administration and Optimisation
- Artificial Intelligence
- Serious Games Technology
- 3D Modelling & Animation
- Agile Application Development
- Human Computer Relationships
- Internet and Mobile Application Development
- Server Technology
- Data Communication and Networks
- Student Initiated Module (SIM5)
- CCNA Routing and Switching: Connecting Networks
- CCNA R&S Scaling Networks
- Databases and Web-based Information Systems
Year 3 (Level 6)
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 require the type of evaluation of technical and non-technical factors and the management of methodologies and systems development techniques which IT professionals exercise early in their careers.
- IT Project Management
- Project/ Project Dissertation
- Distributed Data
- 21st Century Computing
- Singularities and Society
- Computability and Optimisation
- Applied Data Mining
- Advanced Web Technology
- Advanced Mobile Development
- Collaborative Technology
- Advanced 3D Modelling & Animation
- Telecommunications Management
- Applied Network Security
- Network Management
- Windows and Web based Applications Development
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.