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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Computing (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: I908

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

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computing and information technology

Computing specialists are in high demand as technology now plays a role in almost everything we do. Our Computing degree, with Foundation Year, combines the core principles of the field with a forward-looking approach to embracing and driving new developments.

The course will prepare you for a career in this exciting industry with your highly sought-after skills in computer programming, database development, networking, website development and information systems design. These are vital skills for gaining entry into organisations that demand confident and technically equipped computing graduates.

Through studying computing, you will develop a number of practical skills that are useful in any field of business, such as problem solving, teamwork, project management and how to use information technology effectively as well as understanding specialised software. You will gain practical experience through work placements and working on real life projects as part of the course.

You can also choose to study this course as a three year degree (without the foundation year) BSc (Hons) Computing UCAS code:I674

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

Computing Mathematics
Computer Hardware and Software
Developments in Technology
Design and Technology

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

Your first year contains essential fundamental material which 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 a working knowledge of some of the tools, practices and methodologies used in the specification, design, implementation and testing of computer software systems.

MODULES

Core

Web Technologies
Computer Systems
Problem Solving with Programming
Professional Development in Computing: Information Engineering
Databases

Optional

Digital Media Principles
Computational Thinking

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 of programming concepts and approaches as well as being introduced to systems development techniques and the professional, legal and ethical issues relevant to the computing and IT industry.

MODULES

Core

Responsible Computing
Group Project Design
Group Project Implementation (Applied Programming)
Advanced Web Development
Advanced Database Principles

Optional

Human Computer Relationships
Databases and Web-based Information Systems
Security in context

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 require the type of evaluation of technical and non-technical factors and the management of methodologies and systems development techniques which IT professionals exercise early in their careers.

MODULES

IT Project Management
Project/ Project Dissertation
Distributed Data and Data Analytics
21st Century Computing
Web and Servers

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

Assessment is seen as an integral part of learning and assessment criteria are linked to individual module learning outcomes.

Assessment methods include practical assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations, seminar papers, project work, personal development portfolio, examinations and unseen class tests. Assessment will involve both individual and group/team-based assignments.

In the specialist security modules, students will be able to get hands-on experience of practical assessment that will see them configuring a range of computer systems and going through the processes of penetration testing and ethical hacking.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

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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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

After graduation


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Computing

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
88%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Secretarial and related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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