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Computing Technologies BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


The course addresses the principles of modern computing technology, its role in helping to solve real-world problems and the critical issues affecting management.

You will be equipped with skills that will enable you to develop, maintain, evaluate and manage computing systems in a range of organisations, typically in the context of IT departments.

You will explore areas such as Computer Technologies, Database Systems, Programming in Python and C#, Computer Networks, Systems Security, Technology Infrastructure Managements, Full Stack Strategies and Development and Strategic Information Systems Management. You will also be able to select a module which aligns with state-of-the-art research or showcase current advances in computing such as Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Pervasive Computing, Mobile Development, Big Data and Computer Vision.

Given the variety of applications of computing technology, as a graduate of this course, you will have access to a variety of jobs, for example, database administration, technical support, software development and IT project management.

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Technical Support
  • Web Developer
  • Technical Analyst

Career options

As a graduate with advanced skill in computing technology, you will have many career opportunities available to you in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations in roles such as database administrator, technical support, software developer and IT project manager.

Average salaries are often higher than those of other graduates and there are also opportunities for postgraduate study in computing, software development, artificial intelligence, IoT or a related area.

Work placement / study abroad

In Year 3 you undertake a year's work experience, in the UK, Ireland or Europe. You can also study in the USA. This leads to either the Diploma in Professional Practice for a placement year based in UK or Ireland; Diploma in Professional Practice (International) for a placement year based outside the UK or Ireland; or the Diploma in International Academic Studies if Year 3 is spent in study abroad.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,360per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

All subject areas considered.Desirable Subject OfferFor those applicants offering desirable subjects at A level (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Software Systems Development/Computing (not IT/ICT)) a two grade reduction will be applied at the time of offer. The desirable subject must be achieved at a minimum grade B.Applicants offering qualifications as an alternative to A-levels will receive the equivalent reduction when those qualifications include a significant proportion of mathematics, software development and/or phy


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University information

Ulster University

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  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 215,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 114 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    128 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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