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Computer Science (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation) BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Full-time | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 3 - 4 Years | 16-SEP-19
  • Full-time | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 3 - 4 Years | 16-SEP-19
  • Sandwich | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 4 - 5 Years | 16-SEP-19

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    G400

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    96th

    19
  • Subject Ranking

    92nd

    23 (Computer Science)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    114

  • Graduate Prospects

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    82

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.79

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    16-SEP-19

Course Summary

This course is designed to develop a grasp of the key concepts of computing, software and systems. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of data and computation, along with developing highly transferable computational thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a broad range of software development skills. Students begin by developing fundamental knowledge of the theory of computing, computer architectures and the construction of computers and their operating systems, whilst developing their underpinning programming skills. Students move on to examine how professional software code is best organized and begin working at the boundary where software and hardware meet to understand how software can interact with the physical world.

Broadening options can be undertaken that allow students to gain knowledge in specialist areas such computational intelligence, cyber security, advanced programming techniques, data analytics and business intelligence to become highly employable across many sectors of the digital economy. The primary aim of this degree programme is to develop theoretical understanding of the key concepts of computing, software and systems. It will showcase the wider impact and importance of software and technology to society as well as the UK and global digital economy, alongside developing highly transferable computational thinking, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a broad range of software development skills. This degree programme is in the process of being accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – the body that champions the global IT profession with more than 70,000 members worldwide.

This degree programme satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership and chartered status (on successful completion of industry experience at the appropriate level of seniority). Computer Science graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities across both the traditional IT and telecoms sector, as well as the majority of the other industrial sectors (both public and private), including the digital/creative industries, financial and professional services, advanced manufacturing, engineering and management consultancy. Real world experience is obtained as part of your study by compulsory work experience, as well as optional sandwich year placements and industrial internships. Over the past few years, our students have been successful in obtaining placements in nationally competitive schemes with Microsoft, HP, General Electric and the Met Office. On successful completion of this degree programme, there are also further taught postgraduate study options across computing and information systems here at Cardiff Met, as well as research and PhD programmes.

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

CCC

Details

Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades

Tuition Fees

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£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

96th

About this University

Cardiff Metropolitan University is located in the exciting and lively city of Cardiff. It delivers practice-focused and professionally recognised education across its academic schools.

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Cardiff

CF5 2YB

UNITED KINGDOM