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Manchester Metropolitan University

Computer and Network Technology

UCAS Code: G430
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-112

% applicants receiving offers

74%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
73% MED
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BCC-BBC. Including one A-level in Mathematics, Science or a Technology based subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

260 - 280 tariff points

BTEC Diploma
MMD

IT Practitioners (General), IT Practitioners (Software Development), IT Practitioners (Networking), IT Practitioners (ICT Systems Support).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Preferably in IT, Computing or Applied Science

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
104-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

74%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You will develop the skills and knowledge to design, implement and manage computer-based systems. You will learn how to integrate hardware and software based systems, giving you skills applicable across a range of industrial, technological and commercial applications. You will benefit from state-of-the-art engineering workshops, electrical engineering and dedicated physical laboratories and an impressive range of specialist equipment and facilities including water jet cutters and rapid prototyping machines. Our courses are designed in conjunction with industry to develop the range of skills and competencies employers demand and maximise your employment prospects on graduation. You will undertake live projects with commercial organisations and manufacturers giving you invaluable insight into real-world engineering. The four year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend a year on a work placement in industry. You can get involved with other engineering students in extracurricular work to apply your engineering and design skills, for example, the formula student racing car competition. The School of Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University works actively with the Professional Engineering Institutions and encourages its students to engage with them. Applicants should note, however, that Professional Body Accreditation for our Engineering degrees for 2017 entry is not in place. With a Manchester Met degree you may still apply for professional registration in the future through an â??Individual Routeâ?? (IET) an â??Academic Reviewâ?? process (IMechE) or an â??Individual Case Routeâ?? (IED). We would support you in this process.

Modules

Manchester Metropolitan University

The uni - with a new £75 million Business School and Student Hub

MMU is a thriving and diverse community of students from all professions ranging from artists and teachers to business leaders and scientists. Whatever course you choose you'll have access to great industry links and opportunities in one of the UK's most popular student cities. We're two thirds of the way through a £350 million building programme including a new students' union planned for 2014.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

43%
57%

Year 2

43%
57%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
347 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

40%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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