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Anglia Ruskin University

Smart Computing (with Placement year)

UCAS Code: I102

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English and Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

112 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.

112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. 112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Computer science

Today’s digital world is becoming smarter; cities are acting more like living organisms in their interconnectivity and response to occupants’ needs. The “Smart” directive is already very much a part of our future, and subsequently has been adopted by many governments, authorities and organisations. This paradigm shift has led to a notable change in the demand for young professionals to accommodate the rapid market requirements.

This course includes an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.

Our course will ensure you have the relevant digital and technical skillset that employers are looking for to grow their business or you can become an entrepreneur and use your expertise to start up your own business. If you choose to take our four year course with a Sandwich Placement year in industry, you’ll gain invaluable work experience to help you kick-start your career.

You’ll learn, develop and expand your knowledge of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), big data mining, analytics and visualisation, artificial intelligence, mobile and wearable technology as well as app development. A Smart System is constituted based on the interaction, communication, connectivity and interoperability of these terms and can be applied on a small scale (individual), or can expand to a ‘Smart Home’ or a ‘Smart City’ scale. These concepts and techniques will be considered throughout the course so you have a thorough knowledge of up-to-date technologies and know how to use them.

In addition to the development of technical skills, you’ll learn transferable skills which are essential in any sector. You’ll become a confident communicator, able to work well independently and in a team; develop creative, flexible approaches to problem solving; and the ability to put them into practice. You’ll learn to do this safely and ethically, aware of the political, social and cultural contexts in which you’re working.

Our computer architecture labs include an isolated network, so you experiment safely with the configuration of network devices. Meanwhile, our software applications labs offer Apple Mac Pros with dual-boot into Windows or Mac OS X. From there, you’ll have access to applications including CAD, databases and web software. We also have a virtual network environment, so you can access our networking devices whenever you like.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Software Principles
Web Development
Learning Skills for HE & Work
Networked Systems
Basic Maths for Technology
Basic Electronics

Year two, core modules

Data Handling and Big Data
Smart Computing Technology
Cloud Development
Data Security
Object Oriented Programming
Design Methods and Technology Project
Data Communications

Placement Year

Year four, core modules

Managing Information
Mobile Technology
Smart Systems and Internet of Things
Data-Driven Application Programming
Final Project

Assessment methods

We’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll undertake coursework, lab tests, group work, presentations, case studies and log books.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Computing and Technology

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
E
241

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Information technology technicians
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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