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University of Huddersfield

Computing

UCAS Code: G407

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a subject that is relevant to the course.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

92%
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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Computer science

**The range of industries that are keen to employ qualified and skilled computing graduates is vast. This course is designed to help you build up your skills to move on to the interesting and rewarding career you’re looking for once you graduate.**

We aim to give you a good basic understanding of all aspects of computing, while also letting you specialise in the topics that interest you most. You have a range of option modules to choose from, so you can tailor your studies to gain skills and expertise in the areas that motivate and inspire you. Modules cover:
- Computer science

- Software engineering

- Information technology

- Web design

You’ll study how to design and build software that is robust, reliable and attractive to use, often co-operating with others as part of a development team, the emphasis is on developing hands-on, practical skills in software development, as well as understanding the human and social contexts of software systems. It’s all designed to help you develop the set of skills you’re looking for, with an emphasis on the practical side of computing.

Speaking of practical, we’ll give you every chance to gain real-world experience while you’re here. As well as working on projects in our inspiring computing facilities, you’ll be able to spend a year working on placement in industry.

In the first year of your course you’ll be studying alongside students doing our Computing Science, Computing MComp and Software Engineering courses. They all share the same first year, but then move on to cover different areas.

So if you find in your first year of studies that one particular area interests you more than others, you’re free to transfer between courses. Just to let you know, if you want to transfer to an integrated Master’s course, you’ll have to achieve an average mark of 60% in your first year.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Computing Science and Mathematics
Hardware and Networks
Studio 1
Project 1
Software Design and Development

Year 2
Core modules:
Algorithms Processes and Data
Team Project
Relational Databases and Web Integration
Cyber Security

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include-
Operating Systems and Language Translators
User Experience Design
Web Development
Computational Mathematics 1
Object-Oriented Systems Development

Year 3 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Large-Scale Software Engineering
Distributed and Client Server Systems
Individual Project

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include-
Computational Mathematics 2
Modern Database Applications
Advanced Web Programming
Artificial Intelligence

Assessment methods

ou will be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, log books, presentations and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual assessments.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£15,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Informatics

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.

75%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

81%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Engineering 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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£24k

£24k

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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