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Ulster University

Computing Science

UCAS Code: G400

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Desirable Subject Offer For those applicants offering desirable subjects at A level (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Software Systems Development/Computing (not IT/ICT)) one grade reduction will be applied at the time of offer. The desirable subject must be achieved at a minimum grade B.

Successful completion of a Ulster University validated Access route with an overall mark of 70% to include 70% in NICATS Maths (level 2) or GCSE Mathematics grade B (or equivalent) for entry to year 1. Other Access courses considered individually, please contact admissions staff: T: +44 (0)28 9036 6305 E: compeng@ulster.ac.uk http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (or equivalent) profile to include minimum of Grade B or above in Mathematics and Grade C in English Language.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

To include 13 at Higher Level. Specific grades and Higher Level subjects may be required. Grade 5 in Mathematics and Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

English Grade H6 or above (HL) and Maths Grade H5 or above (HL) or English Grade O4 or above (OL) and Maths O3 or above (OL) if not sitting at higher level is also required. All subject areas considered.

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

DDM

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate, BTEC 90-credit Diploma/National Foundation Diploma and BTEC National Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by telephone on +44 (0)28 9036 6305 or email compeng@ulster.ac.uk . Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

All subject areas considered.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

All subject areas considered.

UCAS Tariff

128-129

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Computer science

Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course.

This course is offered at the Jordanstown campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. The course offers a broadly-based education in computing science. It will equip you to apply best-practice software engineering skills to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. The BSc Hons Computing Science provides for the systematic study of the theory and principles of programming and software engineering, hardware and software technologies, and the role of computing systems in organisations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Jordanstown

Department:

Jordanstown Campus

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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.

69%
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

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

82%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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