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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Computer Science (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: I345

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

Computer Science is an exciting, challenging, and dynamic field at the cutting edge of technology. It is at the core of pioneering technologies of the 21st Century, shaping the future of both industry and society.

This BCS accredited degree programme will equip graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain systems for the future. It also provides an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes in preparation for acquiring CISCO certified accreditation.

The Computing Department provides a friendly learning and teaching environment that operates an open door policy.

Wrexham Glyndwr University is 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for learning opportunities and 8th in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data).

This course:
• will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional engineer and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems
• has employability skills at its heart, developing team working, project management, communication and creative thinking.
• allows you to work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work
• gives you the opportunity to work on a live work based project/placement
• gives you the option of an Industrial Placement Year

You can also choose to study this course as a three year programme (without the foundation year) BSc (Hons) Computer Science UCAS code:4R9B

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The foundation year provides students with the knowledge and confidence in the use of formula, data manipulation and representation. You will gain an understanding of the core hardware and software associated with the use of computer systems, as well as keeping up to date with current developments in technology. There will be numerous opportunities to work on practical activities such as robots, CAD design which will be further developed at degree level.

MODULES

Design & Technology
Computer Hardware & Software
The Skills You Need
Computing Mathematics
Development in Technology
Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

This year contains essential fundamental material that is relevant in all of our computing programmes. You will learn both subject specific skills along with transferable skills, which will increase your employability prospects.

With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to computing and computer applications. You will be able to demonstrate skills that underpin good practice in the field of computers and computational methods, e.g. laboratory tasks involving the creation of simple programs and the use of operating systems. This will help develop your understanding of hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications, and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer based systems.

MODULES

Computer Systems
Managing Data
Problem Solving with Programming
Information and Systems Engineering
Web Design and Development
Discrete Computational Methods

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Your next year continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline, and more specialist modules start to be introduced. You will also undertake a group project where you will gain important skills in project management techniques and the professional and ethical issues of project management.

You will also deepen your knowledge and understanding of computing concepts and approaches for complex problems through the application of several existing artificial intelligence techniques for learning and optimisation targeting at real-world problems.

MODULES

Databases and Web-based Information Systems
User Experience Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Responsible Computing
Applied Programming
Group Project

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in your chosen discipline.

You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your analytical skills through the analysis and appraisal of current and emerging technologies, taking into account its impact on society.

MODULES

IT Project Management
Distributed Data and Data Analytics
Computability and Optimisation
Future Technologies
Project

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Innovative assessment methods are seen as an integral part of learning for this programme, with assessment criteria linked to individual module learning outcomes.

Assessment methods include:

practical assessments, time-constrained assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations, seminar papers, project work, portfolios, work-based assessments, examinations, vivas and unseen class tests.

Assessment will involve both individual and group based assignments.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer science

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

After graduation


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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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
20%
Information technology technicians
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Computer science

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

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£18k

£18k

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£26k

£26k

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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