University of Ulster (London and Birmingham)

BSc Hons Computing Systems

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 industry’s current shortage of high quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.

The BSc Hons in Computing Systems course recognises that software development skills need to be complemented with people and process related skills. Consequently, people, process and professional practice are important topics within modules of the course and allow the development of a broad base of skills appropriate to a software engineer.

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.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

  • Grades CCC points 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

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

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