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Computer Science [with Foundation Year] BEng (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (with Honours) - BSc Eng H

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Study in the heart of ‘Silicon Fen’, home to firms like ARM, Sony and Microsoft. Explore the key theories and technologies ofcomputing. Develop skills in designing and building systems to the latest specifications. Gain the skills employers are lookingfor, and choose from a range of exciting career options.Your course has a new home in Compass House, which extends our campus along East Road. With the latest technology at yourfingertips, you'll be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.Computer scientists don’t use computers like most of us do. Instead, they use them as tools to address important scientificquestions, and to solve real world-problems. Computing can be amazingly diverse, including computer design, graphics,artificial intelligence, gaming, software engineering, programming and applications development.Our course has been designed to offer you a wide choice of career options when you graduate. As you study, you can choose tofocus on the core elements of computer science, or to specialise in areas such as software development, mobile applications,computer security, cloud computing, network administration and technical support.You’ll benefit from being based in Cambridge, home to the largest cluster of technology firms in Europe. Recently named the'Best UK city to work in' you'll have lots of opportunities to gain relevant work experience locally and after graduation can expectan average salary of £35,000 (Glassdoor 2016). You'll also benefit from talks with industry experts (Citrix, ARM, Atom, Jagex,Sony, Compare the Market, Microsoft Research, etc.) who are regularly invited to give guest lectures and seminars.You’ll spend lots of time in our computing labs, including a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment and ourvirtual Netlab, offering 24/7 remote access to our Cisco equipment. You’ll have access to Microsoft Imagine Premium’sprofessional developer and designer tools, VMware IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools, plus mobile devices fortesting and developing mobile applications.It’s not just about technical skills, though. You’ll learn to work effectively as a team member and become an independent thinkerand a creative problem-solver who's aware of the social, moral and ethical issues relating to the impact of computers on ourlives. You’ll also be given the opportunity to participate in computing related social and educational activities with your peers.Students have previously taken a day trip to Bletchley Park as part of their course.

Application deadline

15 January

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : D

Five GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    104th out of 110

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    100 42%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%



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