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Computing (Web Technology and Security) BSc (Hons)

Overview

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Our specialist Computing course focuses on Web Technology and Security, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to be able to manage the challenges faced in the design, development, and maintenance of secure web application for use on PCs, laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices.

Web technology continues to grow and influence the lives of millions of people. It plays a pivotal role in society, where reliable and secure web-based software systems are needed to hold our personal information and valuable business data assets. There is a growing demand for experts who can create the reliable, robust, and secure web-based applications.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study, you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Updated 04/08/2020

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    G451

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £9,250

  • Fees International:

    £12,900

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

Highlights

  • Progression courses available.
  • Emphasis on practical learning.
  • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways.
  • Student Support Initiative.
  • HP Laptop and software included with this course.*  (*Terms and Conditions apply)
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content

  • During this course, you will learn about the design and development of web-based applications and the importance of putting security at the heart of your design considerations. Our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to embrace the interesting challenges faced in secure web-based application development. You will be given real life industry examples to reinforce your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

    You will study a common first year with all computing students, made up of six modules which include; computer systems, computer communications, web development, problem solving & programming, software engineering, and databases. These modules cover the fundamental principles that you will need to be able to move on to a more specialised range of modules during the second and third year of your course.

    The year two and three modules include; Systems Design & Development, Mobile Application Development 1, Web Programming, Databases 2, Computer Networks, and Group Project, in year two. The year three modules are; Cyber Security & Cryptography, Mobile Application Development 2, Databases 3, Artificial Intelligence, and Dissertation.

    You will be able to put the knowledge gained on the course into good use through practical activities that will equip you to pursue a career in Industry or to embark onto obtaining Higher Degrees through research and development. The important practical aspects of the course are, the second-year group project, where you will work as a team member on the design and development of a contemporary Secure web-based application. And the final year dissertation, when you get to work on an individual project on a relevant topic of your own choice.

    • Module code: CSY1020
      Status: Compulsory
      This purpose of this module is to: introduce students to the skills principles and concepts necessary to solve problems in computing; to develop essential skills to enable the solution of these problems with the construction of appropriate algorithms and a computer program; introduce principles underlying the design of a high level programming language (HLPL); gain experience and confidence in the use of a HLPL to implement algorithms; implement HLPL programs using an appropriate programming language e.g. Java; introduce an object-oriented language initially as a non-object language.
    • Module code: CSY1019
      Status: Compulsory
      The module will introduce students to the Software Engineering lifecycle. Focusing on: investigating a problem domain eliciting software requirements preparing a requirement specification document performing system design and presenting them to clients; introduce students to the skills principles and concepts necessary to implement solutions; use of a high level programming language to implement algorithms; a late-objects approach will be adopted to teach programming.
    • Module code: CSY1018
      Status: Compulsory
      This purpose of this (Level 4) module is to give students an understanding of client side web technologies. This module provides students with: the essential knowledge and practical skills to design develop and implement a Web site to contenporary web standard; an overview of the Internet technologies the overall software architecture of the Internet including servers clients browsers is covered leading to the use of a Web server to install maintain and publish Web Pages to achieve Web presence; standard client side dynamic web development environment such as HTML Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript are covered in detail.
    • Module code: CSY1017
      Status: Compulsory
      This module provides basic knowledge of the hardware and software components that make up a computer communication. Modern computer network not only consist of just the computer but also include a range of network devices. The module gives: an overview of all the important concepts in preparation for a deeper study of computer communication; appropriate practical skills related to computer networking; a comprehensive and broad understanding of the theory of computer networking.
    • Module code: CSY1014
      Status: Compulsory
      This module provides basic knowledge of the hardware and software components that make up a computer system. Modern computer systems not only consist of just the computer but also include a range of peripherals. The module gives an overview of all the important concepts in preparation for a deeper study of computer systems.Learning environments are offered to enable students to gain a basic comprehension understanding and appreciation of computer system concepts and technologies and the skills to use them to the best effect
    • Module code: CSY1026
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is ?to understand and apply the principles of database integrity in the design and practical development of database structures.Databases 1 is a hands-on module that applies data modelling techniques to establish modify and maintain database integrity and data structures and associated components such as entities relationships and attribute definitions.
    • A common first year giving students flexibility and time to choose a specialism
    • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways
    • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2
      Exciting career opportunities: GE, HMGCC.
    • Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories.
    • Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
    • An emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories – Robots.
    • A supportive approach to tuition with small classroom and laboratory sizes.
    • Student Support Initiative – Year 2 students mentor Year 1 students.
    • Computing Society – the largest Student Union’s Society
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

Careers and Employability

Our specialist degree in Web Technology and Security gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles including design, development, maintenance, and management of secure web-based applications, systems and networks. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Barclaycard, Network Rail, and HMGCC. Commonly, they work in the following job roles:

Information security officer, Penetration Tester, Forensic computer Analyst, Security Architect, IT Security Engineer, Systems Security Administrator, IT Security Consultant, Applications developer, Web Designer/Developer, and Database Developer.

Is this course for you?