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Computer Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Salford

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UCAS CODE: G407

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Computers are at the heart of modern society, with technology touching all aspects of life including commerce, industry, healthcare, communication and recreation. Gain the practical skills and knowledge to innovate systems and further enhance our world with a BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year degree with Salford.**Computer scientists design, develop and analyse software and hardware that can overcome commercial, social and scientific challenges. As industry 4.0 heralds the next generation of connected networks and technologies, develop the skill set for the 21st century ready for a limitless career creating applications and networks for the connected, data-driven generation.**Develop in-demand knowledge and skills**The foundation year pathway aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in communication and study skills, basic programming, and essential mathematics. On successful completion, you will progress on to our BCS, Chartered Institute for I.T-accredited BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree. For three further years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, our course delivers essential and specialist skills needed by industry. Initially, you’ll learn about programming, and database and computer systems. You’ll look at Java, Linux, artificial intelligence, networking and computer graphics. Later, you’ll explore data mining, data structures and design patterns. You can even choose to focus your studies on specific interests, with modules in virtual reality or information security.Having the ability to apply ideas is at the heart of successful computing careers, so we embed this learning objective throughout your studies. In the 2021 National Student Survey, 93% of BSc (Hons) Computer Science students agreed that the course provided opportunities to apply what they've learnt [University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2021 data].**Get closer to industry**With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community. Once you join the full BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree, you can choose to include a placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your degree award. There will also be opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities through our computing society.We are a fast-growing centre for computer and data science. Our research and industry partnerships have influenced the development of commercial software products, and we work across multiple industries to unlock the potential of data and AI. We are also a co-founding member of both the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry and the Greater Manchester AI Foundry. Through these initiatives, we support the city region’s ambitions to be a digital leader - and help it continue to be a great place for our computing graduates to build successful careers.**Features**• Initially study a foundation year to develop computing, maths and study skills to progress to study our BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree• Gain programming practice through design, implementation and testing, along with an appreciation of more sophisticated programming behaviour• Learn the principles of relational database management system, and their implementation and efficiency, using emerging trends• Explore the theory and practice of website design and development, understanding human-computer interaction and designing and analysing user interfaces• Develop knowledge and understanding of the application pattern-based strategies for resolving common high-level problems• Use high-level real-time 3D graphics toolkits, and your knowledge of Java to develop use of the C++ programming language•

Application deadline

26 January

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    83rd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 113 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 57%

    61st

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    55th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    93rd

    41

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