Coventry University - Computing BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

Computing BSc (Hons)

Computing, from the internet to mobile computing, smart devices and beyond, has changed the world – and continues to do so. Next-generation robots, driverless cars, and digital currencies are just three examples of what is already on the way.

Creating these exciting new technologies generates an ongoing need for excellent computing graduates. Computing BSc (Hons) is a full stack developer degree which aims to teach you the fundamental range of skills necessary to become a software developer.

The degree is designed to equip you with key programming, analysis and design skills including (but not limited to) back and front-end web development, internet-of-things development, user experience design, quality assurance and testing, system administration, and security.

We aim to offer a modern, relevant computing degree which, upon successful completion, directly promotes employable skills to effectively prepare you for a career within the industry. We aim to teach the tools, techniques and skills demanded by industry using state-of-the-art hardware and software and modern approaches to teaching, which emphasise practical, hands-on, problem-driven learning built around real-world challenges.

Entry Requirements

A levelBBC to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Technology. Excludes General Studies.
GCSEMinimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
BTECDMM in IT or a technical subject.
Access gradesThe Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in either Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Statistics units, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.
IB Diploma29 points to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology and IT at a higher level.

IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

The practical nature of our course places an emphasis on your future employability, developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design, and professional skills.

This, coupled with the breadth of the subject domain, means that upon successful completion of the course, you should be well positioned for a range of employment opportunities including software development, database/systems administration, mobile application development, web development and user experience design to name a few.

You could be employed in a wide variety of roles in business or industry, including as a programmer, web developer, user experience specialist, IT business analyst, or data warehouse manager.

Graduates have also used their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil, and Ph.D. qualifications.

Course Details

Throughout the course, you will not only benefit from our application-driven teaching approach but will also have access to modern teaching tools, using learning techniques such as flipped classrooms where you will prepare in advance by researching a particular topic or challenge.

You will be given lots of opportunities to work with new technology to help develop new design solutions, in the classroom and on real-life projects, where you will work with staff on real-world computing and design problems as you would in commercial, professional, or research practice. This means that you could develop professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree. In the past, projects have included game development, designing usable real-world portals, and live applications that have been published in app stores.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 18 contact hours per week in the first year, reducing by approximately 2 hours per week per year as you become a more independent learner.

Year One

• Programming and Algorithms
• Software Design
• Mathematics For Computer Science
• Object Oriented Programming
• Computer Architecture and Networks
• Database Systems
• Computer Science Activity Led Learning Project
• Computer Science Activity Led Learning Project
• Add+vantage

Year 2

• Web Development
• Programming For Developers
• Software Development
• People And Computing
• Enterprise Project
• Data Science for Developers
• Add+vantage Module

Year 3

• Individual Project Preparation or Group-based Project Preparation
• Web API Development
• User Experience (UX) Design
• Individual Project or Group-based Project
• Security
• Add+vantage
• Optional modules

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