YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
Level 4 contains essential fundamental material which is relevant in all of our computing programmes. You will learn 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.
- Computer Systems
- Managing Data
- Problem Solving with Programming
- Information and Systems Engineering
- Web Design and Development
- Game Asset Development
YEAR 2 (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 study the professional and ethical issues of project management. You will also deepen your knowledge of programming concepts and approaches, as well as be introduced to systems development techniques and the professional, legal and ethical issues relevant to the computing and IT industry.
- Databases and Web-Based Information Systems
- User Experience Design
- Internet & Mobile Applications Development
- Responsible Computing
- Applied Programming
- Group Project
During this year, you will attend tutorial sessions about the placement year, including the process of finding a suitable placement, the expectations of your placement year and guidance on producing your proposal. In semester 2, you’ll work with a Placement Coordinator to submit your proposal, which will then be considered and reviewed. If you’re successful during this process, you’ll go on to do your industrial placement during your third year, and then come back to us for Level 6 (year 4 in total).
YEAR 3 (INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT)
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 require the type of evaluation of technical and non-technical factors, and the management of methodologies and systems development techniques that IT professionals exercise early in their careers.
- IT Project Management
- Distributed Data and Data Analytics
- Advanced Mobile Development
- Future Technologies