Why study this subject?
From connected homes to smart cities, the world is becoming increasingly digital. After all, technology helps us communicate, work and relax. And it’s an incredible way to start an exciting, fulfilling career.
A general degree in computing allows you to gain the latest skills in this area and opens up a wide range of career options for you.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
Our BSc (Hons) Computing degree programme covers the main areas within the broad field of computing. You’ll also learn key industrial skills that are transferrable within technology-based careers.
During your time with us, you’ll learn about all crucial aspects of computer system and software development including analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance.
This hands-on course will see you master the art of computer programming using core languages such as: Java, C# and C++.
You’ll also cover the full systems implementation cycle. This will be done using industrial standard tools and techniques including Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and through advanced development methods.
Our programme balances theory and practice in computing systems and software engineering.
You can focus on your areas of specialist interest and gain the skills to move into a number of sector career paths such as:
- Software developer
- System development
- Mobile development
- Networking and security
- Database management
- IT support
Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent and more confident of your discipline expertise, ready for your exciting future within the growing computing world.
What facilities can I use?
We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our campuses to support your learning.
Our computing facilities are packed with the latest equipment. We regularly upgrade our computer hardware and software, so you have the equipment and facilities to truly excel.
Our library is the perfect place to find the resources you need and a quiet place to study, filled with four floors of books, journals, computer suites and study rooms. Or, if you’d rather work off campus, e-Journals and resources are only a few clicks away using our Virtual Learning Environment.
What will I study?
We design our modules to reflect the latest issues in the constantly changing area of computing.
The computing curriculum is aligned with key elements of recognised professional certification* programmes. The course has been developed with input from major industry leaders such as Microsoft, Oracle, HP and Cisco. This is to maximise opportunities for graduates when entering the jobs market. (*Full accreditation is via self-funded examinations).
From analysis and design, through to database theory, networking, object-orientated programming, mobile computing and web-development, our BSc (Hons) Computing course offers a strong understanding of current computing applications, design and development.
You will also develop a full-range of system development skills, including maintenance and quality assurance as well as acquiring a variety of transferable skills for industry.
The first year contains common modules with other degrees offered by the Department of Computing. This adds a considerable amount of flexibility to the programme, providing you with the opportunity to change to an area that matches any specific interests you develop as the course progresses.
What are my career prospects?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
Being able to contribute to the analysis, design, creation and management of information systems and software, graduates will find a variety of exciting and dynamic career paths open to them.
You will be qualified to work in areas such as:
- Software development
- Systems analysis
- Corporate or Government IT
- Database administration
- Web system development
- System support
- Network engineering
You may also enjoy a career in the vibrant and growing area of Mobile and Cloud Computing.
You could also choose to stay on at Buckinghamshire New University and study a postgraduate programme.