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  • Duration 3 Years
  • Start September, January, May
  • Delivery Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

BSc (Hons) Computing degree is designed to equip you with a broad understanding of many computing principles and to build skills in areas like programming, database management, software development, information security and network management. 

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This will enable you to explore which part of the diverse computing industry you want to kick-start your career in.

You will spend lots of time in our dedicated computing suite, learning on industry-standard equipment and software on a course that we co-created with employers and the British Computer Society, so you can be confident that you will graduate with the attributes that are in demand within the computing industry.

Why study with us

  • Our teaching is informed by research and industry practice in areas such as software engineering, networks and communications, and cyber security.
  • It offers a flexible, industry-focussed computing programme of study to prepare you with knowledge understanding and employability skills suitable for graduate entry into the industry or further professional study.
  • The course offers you Chartered IT Professional (CITP), a professional qualification which is the independent standard of competence and professionalism in the technology industry.

Key Aims of the Programme

  • You will benefit from a rich variety of formative and summative assessment methods that mirror professional computing-related commercial responsibilities and outputs (e.g. feasibility studies, product development planning, professional expectations and practices, etc.)
  • You will specify, design, construct and document computer-based systems and applications.
  • You will apply principles, methods, tools and techniques of computer-based systems design to develop solutions that meet business needs.
  • You will consider and implement research methods appropriate to computing areas, factoring in strengths, limitations and ethical issues.

Knowledge and Understanding gained from the programme

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Implement understanding of the body of knowledge for the computing programme’s subject areas and be able to exercise critical judgement in the use of that knowledge.
  • Utilise computing knowledge and skills equivalent to competency expected by employers for graduate level entry jobs.
  • Formulate appropriate aspects of computer-based system design, build, deployment, management, and maintenance, addressing criticality, safety and security where appropriate.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles for computer-based systems based on appropriate scientific, technological, risk and human management insights taught on the programme.
  • Implement quality solutions to complex computing challenges and situations with credible and professional evaluations of the solutions provided.
  • Apply research methods appropriate to computing areas of study factoring in strengths, limitations and ethical issues. 

Learning outcomes for exit awards

Learning outcomes for the award of: CertHE (Level 4)

  1. Students will be able to apply some basic research methods appropriate to areas of computing study factoring in strengths, limitations and some ethical issues. 
  2. Students will have an introductory understanding of key computing perspectives such as computer science, software engineering, information technology, information systems and cybersecurity.
  3. Students will understand some core principles and practices within computing.
  4. Students will be able to apply some methods, tools and techniques used in computer-based systems design to develop solutions that meet business needs.
  5. Students will be able to manage workload and time effectively in order to meet deadlines.
  6. Students will be able to reflect on personal strengths and limitations in order to develop personally and professionally.
  7. Students will have a proficient use of IT to present ideas.

 

Learning outcomes for the award of: DipHE Computing (Level 5)

  1. Students will be able to apply some basic research methods appropriate to areas of computing study factoring in strengths, limitations and some ethical issues.
  2. Students will have an introductory understanding of key computing perspectives such as computer science, software engineering, information technology, information systems and cybersecurity.
  3. Students will understand some core principles and practices within computing.
  4. Students will be able to apply some methods, tools and techniques used in computer-based systems design to develop solutions that meet business needs.
  5. Students will be able to manage workload and time effectively in order to meet deadlines.
  6. Students will be able to reflect on personal strengths and limitations in order to develop personally and professionally.
  7. Students will be able to foster and maintain meaningful connections and networks to act autonomously and collaboratively in planning tasks to enhance employability skills.
  8. Students will be able to use IT effectively to research and analyse various types of quantitative and qualitative data in order to present and justify ideas and recommendations.

 

Learning outcomes for the award of: BSc Computing (Level 6)

    1. Students will be able to apply some basic research methods appropriate to areas of computing study factoring in strengths, limitations and some ethical issues. 
    2. Students will have an introductory understanding of key computing perspectives such as computer science, software engineering, information technology, information systems and cybersecurity.
    3. Students will understand some core principles and practices within computing.
    4. Students will be able to apply some methods, tools and techniques used in computer-based systems design to develop solutions that meet business needs.
    5. Students will be able to manage workload and time effectively in order to meet deadlines.
    6. Students will be able to reflect on personal strengths and limitations in order to develop personally and professionally.
    7. Students will be able to use IT effectively to research and analyse various types of quantitative and qualitative data in order to present and justify ideas and recommendations.
    8. Students will be able to specify, design, construct and document computer-based systems and applications.
    9. Students will be able to apply research informed principles and practices of the computing discipline that address system complexity and justify the approaches adopted and reflection on their effectiveness.
    10. Students will be able to foster and maintain meaningful connections and networks to act autonomously and collaboratively in planning tasks to enhance employability skills.
    11. Students will be able to demonstrate detailed judgement, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve both well-specified and loosely defined problems with appropriate computing solutions.
    12. Students will be able to interpret and apply computing theories, concepts and evidence-based practice to understand computer-based systems and their broader contexts of operation.

Modules

Foundation:

  • Data Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Professional Development Skills

Year 1:

  • Academic & Professional Skills
  • Computing Principles
  • Computer Programming
  • Database Design & Implementation

 

Year 2:

  • Software Development
  • Information Systems Security
  • Networks & Communications
  • Business Intelligence

Year 3:

  • IT Project & Product Management.
  • Sustainability, Ethics & Professional Practice
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Major Project (Computing)

What you'll do

You will be allocated a Personal Development Tutor at the start of your course. This will be your first point of contact for questions about your studies. Regular sessions with your tutor ensure they will be up to date with your academic progress and able to offer insightful guidance to assist you in reaching your full potential.

All our students at University of Central Lancashire London have the opportunity to complete our Employability Award during their time with us. Our aim for the Employability Award is to increase students’ awareness, knowledge and skills to succeed in the graduate job market, postgraduate study or business enterprise.

All assignments during your course are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

Careers

The BSc (Hons) Computing course provides you with a broad and relevant understanding of the major components of an in-demand subject and offers you choices to pursue a wide range of careers, or to specialise as a postgraduate, including:

  • Analyst and management jobs in information systems, computer systems, security, business and data.
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network manager
  • Database administrator
  • UI/UX designer
  • Web developer
  • Software developer
  • Apps developer
  • Technical sales/support engineer
  • Hardware or software engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Systems programmer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Games developer

 

Assessment

This programme is assessed via a number of methods including written assignments, laboratory reports and practical activities, presentations, group work, research projects and reflective writing.

Entry requirements

96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels or equivalent, eg CCC.

Alternatively;
 
Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
 
Candidates must demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification.
 
We will also consider applications to level 4 entry from those who are not able to meet our normal course entry requirements but can demonstrate that they have achieved the required level of knowledge and skills and have the potential to benefit from the course, for example: through relevant work experience and professional development.
 
For Foundation entry, a UCAS Tariff Entry of 40 points.

We will also consider applications to level 3 entry from those who are not able to meet our normal course entry requirements but can demonstrate that they have achieved the required level of knowledge and skills and have the potential to benefit from the course, for example: through relevant work experience and professional development.

Fees and funding

2023/24

UK
Full-time £9,250 per year

Scholarships and Support

Top Achievers

Scholarships of £2,000 are available for the overall Top Achievers in Year 0 (Foundation Year), Year 1 and Year 2.

The winners are presented with their scholarships during our Top Achievers event which is hosted twice a year. The scholarship is applied to tuition fees for the next academic year.

Travel Bursary

The Travel Bursary has been designed to help students cover the costs of studying at university in the city each semester. Eligible students can receive a payment of £250 for each semester, with the opportunity of receiving up to £500 per Academic Year.

Requirements:

  • Studying for an undergraduate degree
    90% minimum attendance across all modules for the semester
    Submitted all assessments on time (If an assessment offence has been proven, it will be considered as non-submission)

The eligibility of students will be assessed at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2. If you qualify to receive the Travel Bursary for Semester 1, the required attendance and assessment criteria would have to be maintained during Semester 2 to qualify for the second payment at the end of Semester 2.

Payment:

  • For qualifying students, the payment will be £250 after the assessment results are confirmed for Semester 1, and £250 after the results are confirmed for Semester 2.
  • You will be notified by e-mail as to what date you can expect payment to be made.
  • Should you qualify for Travel Bursary, you will be able to enter your bank details in a secure repository on VLE which will be used by Finance to make the payment. You will be solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of these details. Central Lancashire London will not be liable for any loss as a result of incorrect payment details.

Attendance Monitoring:

  • You can keep track of your attendance online through the VLE and this is updated on a daily basis.
  • Please note that if you record your in-class attendance later than 10:30 am (if you have a lecture in the morning) and 2:30 pm (if you have a lecture in the afternoon), you will be marked as absent.
  • If you believe you are having a technological issue registering your in-class attendance via VLE, please make an attendance enquiry through VLE for assistance. 

Central Lancashire London reserves the right to withdraw the bursary at any time if deemed necessary.


If you have any issues with your attendance, please email the attendance team at: icentre@london.uclan.ac.uk

If you have any enquiries about the bursary, please email the finance team at: finance@london.uclan.ac.uk

DSA Grant

This request is available for students who are unable to pay the contribution of £200 towards the DSA equipment. We will need a copy of the Disabled Student Allowance Entitlement letter from Student Finance before we can assess your application.

If you would like to apply for the DSA grant, please send an email to finance@london.uclan.ac.uk

Please note this is only available to students with an approved Disabled Student Allowance from the Student Loan Company.

To read our DSA grant terms and conditions click here.