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Imperial College London

Computing

UCAS Code: G400

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A*,A-A*,A,A,A

Must include: A* in Mathematics A*A - AAA in useful subjects Useful subjects: • Ancient Language • Biology • Chemistry • Economics • Electronics • English Literature • History • Law • Modern Languages • Philosophy • Politics • Psychology Recommended Subjects: • Further Mathematics • Physics • Computer Science The department may still consider applicants with other subject combinations where A* Mathematics is presented. Typical offers also require STEP papers. General Studies, Critical Thinking, ICT and Business Studies are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D2,D3-D2,D3,D3,D3


Must include: D2 in Mathematics D2, D3 - D3, D3, D3 in useful subjects Useful subjects: • Ancient Language • Biology • Chemistry • Economics • Electronics • English Literature • History • Law • Modern Languages • Philosophy • Politics • Psychology Recommended Subjects: • Further Mathematics • Physics • Computer Science The department may still consider applicants with other subject combinations where D2 Mathematics is presented. Typical offers also require STEP papers.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

39

Must include: 7 in Mathematics at higher level 7 in another relevant subject at higher level

UCAS Tariff

160-200

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15%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

**This course is professionally accredited by IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT). As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course.**

Computing is a creative and wide-ranging subject that focuses on using sound underlying principles and logical thinking to design and build systems that really work. You will learn how modern computer and communications systems function, and how they can be used and adapted to build the next generation of computing applications.

All of our Computing courses follow broadly the same structure for the first two years. Core modules give you an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of computing. We also provide a solid background in discrete mathematics (logic, sets, relations and grammars), which is the basic mathematics of computing, and classical mathematics and statistics relevant to applications engineering and management.

The central core of our courses has been designed to give you an overview of computing, an understanding of the basic concepts and principles, the ability to appreciate and to adapt to changes in technology, and practical experience in applied computing.

We place special emphasis on the fundamental principles underlying computing and on the engineering considerations involved in computing system design, implementation and usage. We will also introduce you to computing architecture and hardware, alongside the software that can exploit them. You will attend laboratory and problem-solving classes, as well as completing project and design work throughout the course.

As the degree progresses you will study advanced techniques and choose from a wide range of optional modules, as well as completing a substantial individual project on a subject of your choice.

The high level of shared content between our courses for the first two years means that transfer to a different Computing course within the Department is usually possible during this time. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£31,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£31,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Imperial College London

Department:

Computing

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.

79%
high
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

91%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

39%
UK students
61%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

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.

£48,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

88%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

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.

£41k

£41k

£53k

£53k

£57k

£57k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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