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University of the West of Scotland

Computing Science

UCAS Code: G401

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer forensics

This programme will give you a wide ranging understanding of computing.

Study topics include software development processes and technologies; foundations of programming; software modelling tools; object-oriented analysis and design; databases; and web service development and applications.

You have the option of taking a three month industrial placement module in Year 3. A 12-month paid sandwich placement in an industrial or commercial setting, providing practical experience to complement your academic studies, is also offered. Study abroad opportunities are available. Industry experts will share their expertise through guest lectures.

Careers include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.

The Honours degree is accredited by the British Computer Society4 – conditions apply, for full details see our website.

Course content
This programme will give you a wide ranging understanding of computing.

Guest speakers from industry form part of the programme to further deepen your understanding of the subject. Recent speakers have included representatives from Morgan Stanley, Search Consultancy and Edge Testing.
Year 1
Studies include an introduction to software development processes and technologies, including the foundations of programming in a modern programming language and the development of applications.

Year 2
Core modules include object-oriented analysis and design. You also learn how to use modern software modelling tools and development environments. Databases are introduced, and you will learn more about how web-based and mobile applications are developed.

Year 3
You will enhance technical skills in web service development and applications, and the database systems that underlie many of them.

Year 4 (Honours)
You will study in more depth the areas which interest you and undertake a substantial individual project.

Career prospects
Careers include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Dumfries Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
26%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,500
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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