The BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Computing degree is designed to develop a number of practical skills which are useful in any field of computing. Students gain invaluable skills in using the latest technology and specialised software, thus enhancing their employability. Computing is one of the biggest drivers in the global economy and the way we live our lives today. By entering the IT sector, you’re joining one of the fastest-growing around. There’s great demand for expert IT and computing skills in every industry. The degree would be ideal for students in graphics arts and electronic publishing, and would provide an appropriate foundation for a student who wishes to pursue a career in the emerging field of education technology.
BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Computing degree emphasises hands-on opportunities to gain competence with a range of technologies including databases, website development tools, and visual software development environments. You will learn to use these tools to solve real problems, focussing on business applications. Since computing is a fast-changing field, you will also develop skills to keep up to date with new technologies, including skills in new software – by building on what you know about how software-based systems work. Applied Computing is where computing, science, design, and society meet. You will learn how technologies are integrated to build systems, how to find out what your customers’ software need are, and how to design useful and usable software.
Throughout the course you will study a wide range of topics, from systems development and strategic systems management, to social and current issues in computing, and professional management and practice. Develop the knowledge and skills you need to create technologies and applications that will change the world. Developed with leading employers, this course will fully prepare you for a fast-paced, rewarding career. Using a combination of work-based learning and lectures, we’ll help you develop a thorough understanding of computing theory, principles and technologies, along with practical training in how to apply them to many different fields and needs. Course content is constantly developing, in line with the latest research, technology and industry demands. By the time you graduate you’ll be a highly trained computer scientist, with a sound general knowledge of the field, a solid range of specialisms and the skills needed to translate user needs and available technologies into creative solutions.
Course Length: 3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates: January / May / September