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.
In year one you’ll cover the fundamentals of design, programming, computing systems and operating systems, before progressing to more specialist areas in year two – such as software engineering, networking, database design and user experience.
Your final year will take you deeper still – and there’ll be a research-based major project to propose and complete in a computer science topic of your choice.
Thoughout the course there’s a good range of optional modules that will let you personalise your studies in line with your career goals – and we’ll provide career guidance, as well as personal development, ready for the professional workplace.
We’ve excellent facilities on-campus, including a computer science laboratory equipped with industry-standard hardware and software. 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.
If you have a computer science or IT-related HND or foundation degree you may be able to begin this course in years two or three.
Our graduates go on to successful careers in many industries and fields including software development, database administration, networking, web and support. The qualification provides an ideal basis for postgraduate study or research.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
Fundamentals of Design
Introduction to Programming
Core Mathematics for Computing
Year two, core modules
Database Design and Implementation
Network Services Engineering
Interaction and Usability
Computing Research Methods
Year three, core modules
Professional Issues: Computing and Society
Data Structures and Algorithms
Undergraduate Major Project
We’ll assess your progress from your written assignments, presentations, exams, major project, class and lab-based exercises and group project work.
Where you’ll study
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.