- Get a head-start in the industry
Take part in local industry meet-ups and conferences such as Agile on the Beach, and networking events such as Tech Exeter and Digital Plymouth. Enjoy guest lectures from industry experts working at companies such as Red Hat and Goss Interactive.
- Gain professional accreditation
Get a degree that’s accredited by, and entitles membership of, British Computer Society, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT (subject to approval). Graduates may also gain registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and will partially meet the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.
- Be inspired by the creativity that our practical, hands-on course nurtures
Our ‘learning through doing’ ethos means you build the skills to make you desirable to employers. You’ll learn from dedicated teaching staff engaged in internationally significant research, actively creating and developing applications, and have a wealth of industry contacts.
- Collaborate and build
Mirroring the teamwork at the heart of the industry, you’ll work in a team to develop a piece of software with a real purpose.
- Immerse yourself in the very latest technology and software
We use open source as well as providing access to Microsoft Imagine for software to work at home. We regularly update and refurbish our specialist labs, where you get to use Microsoft and Apple industry standard software.
Start to develop the basic technical skills needed to become a computing professional, including: programming, databases, computer hardware, computer networking, and how a computer operating system works, with operational modules on topics. You also have the chance to put these things together in an applied project taking analysis and design through to a prototype implementation.
- Stage 1 Computing Placement Preparation (BPIE111)
- Software Engineering 1 (COMP1000)
- Computer Systems (COMP1001)
- Cyber Security & Networks (COMP1002)
- Algorithms, Data Structures and Mathematics (COMP1003)
- Computing Practice (COMP1004)
Building on the first year you study software development topics in greater depth. You will extend your knowledge into graphical representation, data modelling and artificial intelligence. You learn how to capture requirements and complete a whole software life cycle, starting with a concept and ending with a product.
- Stage 2 Computing Placement Preparation (BPIE211)
- Software Engineering 2 (COMP2000)
- Information Management & Retrieval (COMP2001)
- Artificial Intelligence (COMP2002)
- Computing Group Project (COMP2003)
- Software Development Tools and Practices (COMP2005)
Optional placement year
An optional, but strongly recommended placement gives you professional experience and significantly enhances your CV. Placement providers include IBM, Microsoft, Goss Interactive and Vualto.
Throughout the year, you will complete a major computing project, allowing you to demonstrate to potential employers that you are ready for the challenges of real-world projects. The first semester provides supporting modules in software project management and development, and the production of dynamic web applications. In the second semester, core human computer interaction concepts are explored to inform user testing approaches, while Big Data sets the scene for state of the art data management practices.
- Computing Project (COMP3000)
- Full-Stack Development (COMP3006)
- HCI, Usability and Visualization (COMP3007)
- Big Data Analytics (COMP3008)
- Computing Project Management (COMP3017)
International Baccalaureate: 27-30 overall – English and mathematics must be included.
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM – science related subjects: IT, Humanities, Engineering, Software Development, IT Practitioners, Business, Computing, Science (GCSE English C/4 and mathematics grade C/5. If you have a grade C/4 in mathematics please contact admissions team).
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
All Access courses: 33 credits at merit and/or distinction and to include at least 12 level 3 credits in mathematics with merit. Including a minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4. If mathematics not included please contact the admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other qualifications will be considered individually; please contact us for information.
How to apply
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