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Teesside University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G400
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-112

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
78% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
96-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

84%

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

£9,250

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

This degree gives you the opportunity to choose your speciality through themes, which are based on traditional areas of computer science. You also take part in a business project - an opportunity to undertake industry-relevant development work. There are a number of subject areas to select from including: programming, networks and computer security, systems design and databases, artificial intelligence, embedded systems and software architecture.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: algorithms and data structures; computer and mobile technologies; introduction to networks and computer security; java programming; systems design and databases. Year 2 core modules: artificial intelligence programming; enterprise project; information systems security. Computer science theme: advanced java programming and cloud and web services. Networks theme: networks and communications and networks and systems administration. Final year core modules: advanced database systems; computing project; embedded systems. Computer science theme: artificial intelligence applications; software architecture. Networks theme: advanced networks; Information communication technology service management.

Teesside University

campus buildings

Students here are proud of our friendly and welcoming university. Teesside is dynamic and sociable, with a real commitment to teaching the wide range of students here. Our friendly town campus in the heart of Middlesbrough offers a first rate union bar, sport and leisure opportunities, nightclub and cafes, plus lots of great nights out with big names in music and comedy.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

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 83%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
302 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 78% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

28%

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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