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University of Greenwich

Computing

UCAS Code: G404

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome. As long as it equates to 112 UCAS points.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS points for a Level 3 qualification(s). You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We will NOT accept other UK qualifications in place of GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths.

81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Computer science

**Computing with optional specialisms in Information Systems, Network Systems, or Qualified Teacher Status**This programme provides you with detailed insight into how computer systems are designed and developed. The programme is run in conjunction with BSc Hons Computer Science, so some modules are common to both. In addition, the broad-based approach allows a flexible learning experience as you can select individual courses in various related areas, such as digital media, information systems and business-oriented computing.This programme aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The courses have been designed in conjunction with industry and are continually monitored to make sure that they match the needs of this exciting but fast changing business; you will have the opportunity to use many different types of hardware and software during your studies.**Ranking**Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.The aims of the programme are:* Provides students with detailed insight into how computer systems are designed and developed* Run in conjunction with BSc Hons Computer Science, so some modules are common to both* Students can select individual courses in various related areas, such as: digital media, information systems and business-oriented computing* Students use many different types of hardware and software during studies**Ranking**Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Modules

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Communication Systems (15 credits)
* System Development (15 credits)
* Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)
* Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)
* Programming Foundations (15 credits)
* Logical Foundations (15 credits)
* Analytical Methods for Computing (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options:

* Computer Systems Architectures (15 credits)
* Computer Systems and Internet Technologies (15 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Application & Web Development (15 credits)
* Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)
* Information Analysis (15 credits)
* Systems Development Project (30 credits)
* Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits)
* Network and Operating Systems (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:

* Advanced programming (15 credits)
* Distributed Interactive Application Development (15 credits)
* Principles of Security (15 credits)
* Information Visualisation (15 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Enterprise Web Software Development (15 credits)
* Development Frameworks and Methods (15 credits)
* Project (CIS) (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Computing Education and Communication (30 credits)
* Database Management and Administration (15 credits)
* Database Engineering (15 credits)
* Interaction Design (15 credits)
* User Interface Design (15 credits)
* Application Development for Mobile Devices (15 credits)
* 3D Computer Graphics (15 credits)
* Web application Development (15 credits)
* Programming Distributed Components (15 credits)
* Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
* Computing Education Placement (15 credits)
* Software Engineering Management (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through:

* Examinations
* Coursework
* Project

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University Campus)

Department:

Computing and Information Systems

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.

73%
med
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

75%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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