Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

Computer science is an exciting, challenging, and dynamic field at the cutting edge of technology. It is at the core of pioneering technologies of the 21st century, shaping the future of both industry and society.

This BCS accredited degree programme will equip graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain systems for the future. It also provides an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes in preparation for acquiring CISCO certified accreditation. The Computing Department provides a friendly learning and teaching environment that operates an open door policy.

This course:

  • Will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional engineer and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems.
  • Has employability skills at its heart, developing team working, project management, communication and creative thinking.
  • Allows you to work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work.
  • Gives you the opportunity to work on a live work-based project/placement.
  • *Is part of a subject area rated 3rd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching, and 2nd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with the course in the Computer Science and Information Systems subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022.

Entry Requirements

Our general requirement for the foundation year is 48-72 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications, as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

  • Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
  • Our degree will enable you to work with large employers in software industries, in technology SMEs and help your career development towards managerial positions in software organisations or as a company director of your own business.

Course Details

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The foundation year provides students with the knowledge and confidence in the use of formula, data manipulation and representation. You will gain an understanding of the core hardware and software associated with the use of computer systems, as well as keeping up to date with current developments in technology. There will be numerous opportunities to work on practical activities such as robots, CAD design which will be further developed at degree level.

MODULES

  • Design & Technology
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • The Skills You Need
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Development in Technology
  • Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

Level 4 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

  • Computer Systems
  • Managing Data
  • Problem Solving with Programming
  • Information and Systems Engineering
  • Web Design and Development
  • Discrete Computational Methods

 YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Level 5 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 real-world problems.

MODULES

  • Databases and Web-Based Information Systems
  • User Experience Design
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Responsible Computing
  • Applied Programming
  • Group Project

YEAR 4 (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 further develop your analytical skills through the analysis and appraisal of current and emerging technologies, taking into account their impact on society.

MODULES

  • IT Project Management
  • Distributed Data and Data Analytics
  • Computability and Optimisation
  • Future Technologies
  • Project
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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