UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Computer Science with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Computer Science with Foundation Year

Learn from tutors who run our exceptional research in artificial intelligence (AI) and be at the forefront of the AI boom. Build intelligent algorithms and explore the evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT).

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-based solutions transform every part of our lives.

The rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) means that jobs that didn't even exist a few years ago are being created to meet demand.

It's an exciting field offering endless opportunities for skilled graduates to contribute to all aspects of society.

Why UWE Bristol?

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

There's a strong AI focus, and you'll learn from world-leading experts, studying and applying AI in a range of environments.

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

Choose from modules that enable you to work with industry mentors, or which explore cutting-edge ideas such as the Internet of Things.

Attend talks from professionals and apply your learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems.

Bristol is recognised as a high-tech 'super-cluster', with over 50,000 people employed in the industry. You'll be able to work alongside some of them by undertaking a work placement, with companies such as Microsoft, IBM or GCHQ.

Where can it take me?

A successful graduate can expect a starting salary of £26,000 to £35,000 as a software developer or engineer, depending on the sector.

You could become a software engineer, web and software developer, business analyst, IT project manager or an IT consultant.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work in companies including HPE, Rolls Royce, BAe and the MoD.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 72
  • 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.

Career Prospects

As a graduate, you'll be able to go into a range of computing jobs.

Software development companies, commercial and industrial organisations and research laboratories all need your skills to solve demanding problems created by new technology.

Roles include software engineer, web and software developer to business analyst, IT project manager and IT consultant.

There are also careers in technical support for sophisticated computing systems and their applications.

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 0 Foundation Year

Computational Thinking and Practice
Information Practitioner Foundations
Creative Technology Studies
Web Foundations.

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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