COURSE OVERVIEW

Do you have a passion for computing?

Are you fascinated by modern technologies?

This degree programme focuses on the technical aspects of computing, placing a strong emphasis on programming skills. This will help you to attain the vital technical knowledge required to pursue a range of IT careers, as well as the transferable employability skills needed to secure your first role.

The BSc (Hons) Computing is a hands-on degree programme that encourages students to develop an extensive knowledge of computer programming. You will have the opportunity to develop these skills by designing, building and implementing computer systems, culminating in a major final-year software development project.

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Key facts
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: £9,250 (per annum)
  • Entry requirements: 72-96 UCAS points
  • English language requirements: GCSE English at Grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, or IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent
  • Location: London, Birmingham and Manchester
  • Start dates: September, January and May
Key dates
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
  • Key facts
  • Key dates
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: £9,250 (per annum)
  • Entry requirements: 72-96 UCAS points
  • English language requirements: GCSE English at Grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, or IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent
  • Location: London, Birmingham and Manchester
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
About The Course

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Through engaging, contemporary and industry-relevant units that are academically rigorous, stimulating and challenging, you will build specialist transferable skills that facilitate your development as an independent learner, whilst gaining expertise in a range of business functions and topics.

On this programme, you will develop a range of applicable IT skills such as programming, databases, networking, usability and web technologies, whilst an emphasis is placed on enhancing your personal attributes in communication, project management, teamwork and presentation skills through group and project work.

With a strong focus on programming (using Java and Python), the course includes a variety of software development, database, web development and networking units. You will also dents also look at web APIs, JSON, HTML5 and big data analytics.

This course is delivered as part of a partnership between QA Higher Education and Solent University. The programme is validated by the University and delivered by QA Higher Education.

You’ll be taught using a range of teaching methods that include lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions, totalling 9-12 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 38 hours per week.

You will have access to Solent’s virtual learning environment that provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

Assessments are based on coursework and exams.

 

EVENING AND WEEKEND STUDY

One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends.

This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life.

To study this programme, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 72-96 UCAS points
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent
  • GCSE mathematics at Grade 4 or above (previously Grade C). Alternatively, applicants can sit QA Higher Education Maths test.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • GCSE English at Grade 4 or above (previously Grade C)
  • IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent. Functional Skills Level 2 in English. (Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test)

All units are core and are worth 20 credits, unless specified.

The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2019/20. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Web Technologies
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Enterprise Database Development
  • Developing for the Internet
  • Human-Digital Interaction Design
  • Network Implementation
  • Graduate & Professional Development
  • You will choose 2 optional units from the 4 available.
    • Engineering Mobile Applications
    • Data Science
    • Cloud Computing (Optional)
    • Network Management (Optional)
    • Web Application Development (Optional)
    • Internet of Things (Optional)
    • Project (40 credits)

 

TUITION FEES 2019/20

  • £9,250 per annum

Your tuition fees cover the cost of teaching, access to resources at our Centres, registration costs, and Student Support Services. They do not include the cost of course books, stationery and photocopying/printing costs, accommodation, living costs, travel, hobbies, sports or other leisure activities.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

In addition to the tuition fees, you should be prepared to buy some of the course texts which are around £30 each. This would average around £200 per annum.

This course provides the academic skills and professional qualifications you’ll need to pursue a career in a wide range of areas. Graduates of this course possess a broad array of skills and specialisms, making them well suited for a diverse range of computing roles, from software development or IT support to web development and networking.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Software Development
  • Web Design
  • IT Support
  • Network Management
  • Project Management
  • Database Management

Examples of employment obtained by recent graduates include working for Ordix AG, Bottomline Technologies, FDM Group, Dev Net Mobile AG and Accenture.

Birmingham Centre

5th Floor Centre City
5-7 Hill Street
Birmingham
B5 4UA

London Centre**

St James’ House
10 Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TF

Manchester Centre

Saint James Buildings
61 – 95 Oxford St
Manchester
M1 6FQ

** Please note: classes and teaching for this programme may be delivered from an alternative QA Higher Education centre in Central London. A full list of Central London locations is available on our website at qahighereducation.com/locations. All teaching locations are easily accessible via tube, rail and bus networks. Our team will contact you with any changes to teaching locations at the earliest possible opportunity.

READY TO APPLY?

If you are ready to apply, please complete our online application form in the links below and provide any required supporting documents. We will assess your application and provide you with a response. If you experience any issues, please contact home.admissions@qa.com

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