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Bristol, University of the West of England

Computing

UCAS Code: G401

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

Entry requirements


No specific subjects required. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

No specific subjects required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

No specific subjects required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120
92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Applied computing

BSc(Hons) Computing teaches you how to assess practical problems and develop computer software to solve them.

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) - the IT industry’s professional body.

It fully meets the academic requirements for you to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP). It partially meets the requirements for you to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Learn hands-on techniques for programming, system design and system administration. Explore computer and network systems, web programming, software engineering and programming using C, C++ and Java.

Develop an awareness of ethical and professional issues, and learn valuable entrepreneurial skills.Gain the technical skills to design, develop, and maintain software such as internet systems, databases, computer networks and embedded systems.

Hear from visiting industry professionals and apply learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems. Work a placement year in an organisation related to your specialisms and graduate with the experience you need to succeed.

As a graduate, you’ll be able to analyse and model computing applications in a range of areas. Careers include software engineering, web and software development, embedded systems, systems design and administration, and secondary school teaching. There are also careers in technical support for sophisticated computing systems and their advanced applications.

The Uni


Course location:

Frenchay Campus

Department:

Computer Science and Creative Technologies

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
0%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
5%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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