BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

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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

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Web Development
  • Data visualisation
  • Physical computing

 

Year 2

  • Software Engineering
  • Network Routing
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Network Services Engineering
  • Interaction and Usability
  • Computing Research Methods
  • Computer systems

 

Year 3

  • Professional Issues: Computing and Society
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Undergraduate Major Project
  • Database Systems
  • Secure Internet Programming
  • Networks and Data Communications

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

This course is taught using a range of methods, including: lectures, seminars, and practical workshops, where you will develop your skills. Each module of study is assessed by coursework assignments, end-of-module examinations, or both. The individual project may be initiated by the University, the student, or an external client and consists of an end product and a report explaining and evaluating the project process. All modules have some elements of practical work, the majority of which require the use of computer systems.

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

This course will prepare you for a career in technical fields, such as, computer operations, computer systems sales and service, programming, systems analysis, software engineering and technical authorship. You’ll also be well equipped to work in professions that require a combination of computing and other capabilities, especially in the world of business and commerce.

 

You can further your career in professions such as:

 

  • Network Manager
  • Computer Network Architecture
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • It Security Consultant
  • It Specialist
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Business Analyst/Technical Writer
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester/Developer
  • Systems Designer/Analyst
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Application Support Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Web Application Developer
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst

And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Self-Founding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

 

Government Founds                                                                                                         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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