We are living in one of the most documented, recorded, analysed and inter-connected periods in our history with many aspects of our daily lives now being assisted by increasingly complex computerised technology. From smartphones and smart TVs to corporate servers and big data systems, our economy places great importance on serious computing and programming skills to shape the future of society. Develop skills in computing and internet technologies and you’ll be employable the world over.
This industry sector continues to grow and this degree has been carefully designed to equip you with the vital skills employers require for their workforce. As a consequence, for the last several years the University Centre Somerset computing graduates enjoy excellent prospects and rewarding careers.
The BSc (Hons) top-up follows a modular structure and takes your learning and skills to a further level. The top-up year covers the following:
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DID YOU KNOW?
There were 16,246 programmers and software development professionals in the South West last year – this is expected to increase by 7% over the next five years resulting in over 1,000 new jobs.
Teaching and Assessment
Our specialist teaching staff have hands-on experience of working in computing, and offer expert tuition in cutting-edge labs and classrooms.
Assessment is through a mix of assignments, examinations and presentations. As part of the course, you will be required to undertake projects both in groups and individually.
A prominent feature of the course is the use of in-course assessment, where modules are assessed by the course teaching team while you complete them. The focus of the degree is the final year major project and dissertation, showcasing your high level computer skills.
As a computing graduate, the world really is your oyster. You will be equipped with a range of computer skills that are all highly desirable to prospective employers. Moreover, you’ll have experience of working in real-world environments where adaptability and the ability to handle pressure are essential.
Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.
Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.
Awarding Body: The Open University.