This course covers all the main areas of computing and gives you plenty of opportunity to specialise.
From web design and networking to database management, you’ll explore the key concepts, technologies and applications in detail, while developing your practical ability to design, develop and implement solutions in many fields.
This will give you the broad grounding you need to pursue your career and help you choose where to specialise if you’re undecided when you start the course.
There’s plenty of opportunity to zoom in on specialisms, thanks to the options available and you’ll pursue a third year major project in an area of your choice. Along the way you’ll be guided by experienced staff who have strong industry links.
You’ll learn via lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory-based sessions – and many modules are supported with virtual learning environments, such as WebCT and Moodle, giving you access to off-site resources.
We work closely with local software development companies to create opportunities for our students and the networking modules of the course qualify you to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate status.
By the time you graduate you’ll have the knowledge and skills to operate in the professional workplace, working with colleagues and users to solve problems using the latest technologies, methods and thinking.
You’ll also have a strong basis for research, whether in an academic setting
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in many areas of computing, including applications development, programming, database development, web infrastructure and applications, business systems, project management, networking and user support.
They’re also working in many different industries, including defence, health, business and telecommunications.
Local employers advise us on course content and the networking modules will qualify you to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate status.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
Fundamentals of Design
Digital Imaging Software
Introduction to Programming
Year two, core modules
Database Design and Implementation
Year three, core modules
Professional Issues: Computing and Society
Change and Risk Management
Undergraduate Major Project
We’ll assess your progress using exams and essay assignments, as well as your presentations, case studies, major project and performance in group work and lab-based tasks.
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.