Computing BSc (Hons)

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Duration
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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 17/10/2018

Our Computing degree gives you the opportunity to explore different ideas, developing innovate solutions of improvements to current issues in the computing industry. You’ll be given an insight into the computing industry, investigating the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, while making contributions to help find your place within the industry.

This programmes covers the fundamental principles that are key to computing technology and its various uses.

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Emphasis on practical learning.
  • Student Support Initiative.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study enquiries team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

Throughout your degree you will cover software engineering methods, database implementation and system design, with multiple users and multiple platforms in mind. You will also study the background theory, including practical implications of knowledge based systems, neural networks and evolutionary algorithms on the development of artificial intelligence systems.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our Computing program will give you the skills and knowledge you require to work in the IT industry. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Barclaycard and Network Rail. Graduates commonly work in the following job roles:

  • Computer Systems
  • Hardware Development
  • Computer Networking
  • Software Development
  • Internet Technology

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

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.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would 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.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

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

Course Content

  • Computer Communications (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSY1017
    Core Module Y
  • Computer Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSY1014
    Core Module Y
  • Databases 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSY1026
    Core Module Y
  • Web Development (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSY1018
    Core Module Y
  • Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSY1020
    Core Module Y
  • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSY1019
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • 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

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

We offer postgraduate courses in Computing which will help you to further your knowledge and expertise.

Our postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to choose a specialism which will improve your employability. You can specialise in internet and security, computer networks engineering, or  software engineering.

Computing
Computing (Computer Networks Engineering)
Computing (Web Technology and Security)
Computing (Software Engineering)

Case Study

Hear what our students have to say

Aleksandra Dziubek and Vimukthi Mudiyanselage talk about their experiences on the BSc Computing course.

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000
International Foundation Fees: £9,400

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Framework courses provide the best possible preparation for degree level study for students who are willing to learn and advance, but don’t have the standard entry qualifications. Featuring a reduced tuition fee for the first year, these course provide the opportunity for you to successfully study on the degree pathway of your choice whilst gaining essential study skills. The first year of your chosen degree will be studied over a two year period; years three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

Visit our Foundation Framework page to learn more.


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Updated 17/10/2018

  • Our Computing degree gives you the opportunity to explore different ideas, developing innovate solutions of improvements to current issues in the computing industry. You’ll be given an insight into the computing industry, investigating the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, while making contributions to help find your place within the industry.

    This programmes covers the fundamental principles that are key to computing technology and its various uses.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways.
    • Progression courses available.
    • Emphasis on practical learning.
    • Student Support Initiative.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Throughout your degree you will cover software engineering methods, database implementation and system design, with multiple users and multiple platforms in mind. You will also study the background theory, including practical implications of knowledge based systems, neural networks and evolutionary algorithms on the development of artificial intelligence systems.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study enquiries team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our Computing program will give you the skills and knowledge you require to work in the IT industry. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Barclaycard and Network Rail. Graduates commonly work in the following job roles:

      • Computer Systems
      • Hardware Development
      • Computer Networking
      • Software Development
      • Internet Technology
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would 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.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

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

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Computer Communications (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSY1017
      Core Module Y
    • Computer Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSY1014
      Core Module Y
    • Databases 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSY1026
      Core Module Y
    • Web Development (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSY1018
      Core Module Y
    • Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSY1020
      Core Module Y
    • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSY1019
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      We offer postgraduate courses in Computing which will help you to further your knowledge and expertise.

      Our postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to choose a specialism which will improve your employability. You can specialise in internet and security, computer networks engineering, or  software engineering.

      Computing
      Computing (Computer Networks Engineering)
      Computing (Web Technology and Security)
      Computing (Software Engineering)

    • Hear what our students have to say

      Aleksandra Dziubek and Vimukthi Mudiyanselage talk about their experiences on the BSc Computing course.

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000
    International Foundation Fees: £9,400

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our Foundation Framework courses provide the best possible preparation for degree level study for students who are willing to learn and advance, but don’t have the standard entry qualifications. Featuring a reduced tuition fee for the first year, these course provide the opportunity for you to successfully study on the degree pathway of your choice whilst gaining essential study skills. The first year of your chosen degree will be studied over a two year period; years three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

    Visit our Foundation Framework page to learn more.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour