UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Computer Science

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Computer Science

Learn from experienced tutors who run our exceptional research in artificial intelligence (AI). Build intelligent algorithms and computer systems and explore the evolving world of Smart Devices. Study one of three specialist pathways, focusing on AI or Smart Devices, or Computer Science as a whole.

Why study computer science?

Computer Science is vital to the economy, in the UK and worldwide. From online retailing and music, to satellite navigation and computer games, intelligent computer systems affect every part of our lives.

BSc(Hons) Computer Science shows you how to analyse complex problems, design algorithms to solve them, and write programs that put these solutions into practice.

This future-facing programme enables you to combine analytical knowledge and technical skills, applying theory to practice. You'll also develop computer systems and software solutions to tackle real-world industry problems.

Why UWE Bristol

Bristol is recognised as a high-tech 'super-cluster', with over 50,000 people employed in the industry. We have strong links with many tech companies, offering work placement opportunities.

The course enables you to become a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Chartered Engineer (CEng). The course will equip you with scientific knowledge and skills based on the latest technologies used in the industry.

You'll develop a solid foundation in object-oriented software development and create algorithms to manage huge volumes of data. Learn how to design and develop innovative programs, ranging from mobile apps to enterprise systems.

Where can it take me?

Professional accreditation ensures you're ready to emerge into the professional world when you graduate. We'll support you to use complex algorithms, implement software on state-of-the-art platforms and explore big data. You'll follow one of three specialist pathways, focusing on AI or Smart Devices, or Computer Science as a whole.

Whichever pathway you choose, you'll be able to tailor the content to your interests and career goals. You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Computer Science degree, while specialising in an area you're interested in. So you'll be ready to start your career in this field, in roles ranging from software development and IT to academic research.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Artificial Intelligence 1
Computer Systems Architecture
Foundations of Computing
Principles of Programming
Web Development and Databases.

Year 2

All routes:
Advanced Algorithms
Operating Systems
Systems Development Group Project.

General route:
Advanced Software Development
Artificial Intelligence 2
Internet of Things.

Artificial Intelligence route:
Advanced Software Development
Artificial Intelligence 2
Machine Learning.

Smart Devices route:
Digital Design
Embedded Systems Programming
Internet of Things.

Placement year

Final Year

All routes:
Digital Systems Project
Distibuted and Enterprise Software Development.

Optional modules
Professional Development or Professional Studies in Computing*
Mobile Applications or Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
Advanced Systems Programming or Security Data Analytics and Visualisation.

General route:
Advanced Databases.

Artificial Intelligence route:
Advanced Artificial Intelligence.

Smart Devices route:
Communications and Protocols.

*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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