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UCAS CODE: G401

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme will give you a wide ranging understanding of computing.Study topics include software development processes and technologies; foundations of programming; software modelling tools; object-oriented analysis and design; databases; and web service development and applications.You have the option of taking a three month industrial placement module in Year 3. A 12-month paid sandwich placement in an industrial or commercial setting, providing practical experience to complement your academic studies, is also offered. Study abroad opportunities are available. Industry experts will share their expertise through guest lectures.Careers include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.The Honours degree is accredited by the British Computer Society4 – conditions apply, for full details see our website.Course contentThis programme will give you a wide ranging understanding of computing.Guest speakers from industry form part of the programme to further deepen your understanding of the subject. Recent speakers have included representatives from Morgan Stanley, Search Consultancy and Edge Testing.Year 1Studies include an introduction to software development processes and technologies, including the foundations of programming in a modern programming language and the development of applications.Year 2Core modules include object-oriented analysis and design. You also learn how to use modern software modelling tools and development environments. Databases are introduced, and you will learn more about how web-based and mobile applications are developed.Year 3You will enhance technical skills in web service development and applications, and the database systems that underlie many of them.Year 4 (Honours)You will study in more depth the areas which interest you and undertake a substantial individual project.Career prospectsCareers include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 113 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    132 59%

    49th

    25
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    59th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    23rd

    12

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