This stimulating Computer Applications Development course will prepare you to work in a variety of exciting roles developing both software and systems. It has a strong practical element and you will gain expertise in how to develop information systems and manage software projects.
The Computer Applications Development degree builds on a foundation of ‚core computing’ and introduces you to software development, web development, information engineering, computer architecture and operating systems.
This course is also oﬀered at MComp level, including topics such as big data and analytics, and distributed systems.
Computer systems are fundamental to many industries, so you can apply your skills in many fields. Companies of all sizes need project managers, software developers, information managers, web application developers, and more.
This computing course oﬀers you a thorough grounding in the skills needed to open up a flexible career in computing.
This course builds on a foundation of’core computing’ and introduces you to software development, web development, information engineering, computer architecture and operating systems. You’ll develop more focused skills to develop the kinds of system most modern organisations use, for example, using mobile and desktop client software to access complex data sets using web services.
Year One: Computer Applications Development degree
- Computer Systems and Network Technologies
- Computer Programming
- Designing and Implementing Interactive Systems
- Professionalism and Employability
- Information Engineering
- Mathematics and Statistics for Computing
Year Two: Computer Applications Development degree
- Operating System Theory and Implementation
- Project Management and Professional Practice
- Dynamic Website Development
- Web Content Management Technologies
- Database Development
- Team Application Project and PPE
- Supervised Work Experience (Computing) – optional
- Study Overseas (Computing) – optional
Year Three:Computer Applications Development degree
- Individual Project
- Strategic IS Management
- Advanced Databases and Modelling
- Advanced Internet and Mobile Computing
- GIS and the Spatial Web – optional
- The Computing Professional in Practice – optional
- Computers and the Law – optional
You will have around 16 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions every week. You also need to spend four hours per week, per module on your coursework, general reading and other preparation. As part of your computing degree, we strongly recommend that you spend up to a year working in industry in the UK or abroad. This means you can gain new skills and boost your career prospects, and it can often lead to job opportunities with your placement employer.
Assessment includes examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios