Ulster University (London and Birmingham) - BSc Hons Computing Systems (with Diploma in Professional Practice)

Ulster University (London and Birmingham)

BSc Hons Computing Systems (with Diploma in Professional Practice)

The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. This will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in computing with specific vocational skills relevant to local industry needs. The course will also help meet the industry’s current shortage of high-quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.

The research landscape within computing in recent years has seen topics come to the fore on security and the role of artificial intelligence in society both of which feature in the programme.

The intent of Work-Based Learning (WBL) is significantly reflected in the programme learning outcomes. During year 3 of this programme, students will have the option to undertake a placement year module, Professional Practice – Computing. This module will provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and expertise that can be utilised in their final year studies, and in particular their final year project.

Students will also have opportunities to gain employability skills, reflect upon the applicability of their subject-specific skills, and gain insight into the graduate job market. Students who successfully complete the module are eligible for the award of Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) or Diploma in Professional Practice International (DPPI) for international placements. Hence, the inclusion of placement year in this programme places a strong emphasis on developing industry-specific practical skills so that the learners are readily employable.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

  • Grades CCC at A-Level, or international equivalent; plus
  • Grade 4 (previously grade C) in GCSE English Language, or international equivalent; plus
  • Grade 4 (previously grade C) in GCSE Mathematics, or international equivalent

English language requirements

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

The general entry requirements are any of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub-skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
  • WAEC – C6

If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.

  • If you have IELTS 5.5, with a maximum score of 5.0, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Standard programme.
  • If you have IELTS 5.0, with a maximum score of 4.5, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Plus programme.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to embark on a professional career in computing or to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level.

Career routes include:

  • Designing business-critical computer systems
  • Providing consultancy on computing systems development
  • Programmer
  • Apps Developer
  • IT Analyst
  • Data Analyst

Course Details

All modules are core and 20 credits unless specified.

Year 1

Mathematics for Computing
Software Development I
Professionalism and Entrepreneurship
Systems Architecture
Database Systems
Human Computer Interaction

Year 2

Systems Security
Software Development II
Artificial Intelligence
Systems Development
Networks and Communications
Dynamic Web Authoring

Year 3

Professional Practice – Computing – 60 credits

Year 4

Project and Process Management
Data Analytics
Web Applications Development
Cloud Native Development
Computing Systems Project – 40 credits

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