Computing is changing our world: the way we work, the way we live. To study computer science is to put you at the forefront not just of technological change, but of social change too.
Our FdSc Computing and Information Systems studies the principles and technologies underpinning the systems that are driving this change.
It provides an opportunity to learn about these directly through a combination of work-based learning and in the classroom. The field of computer science offers a wealth of opportunity across a range of specialist fields. The variety of course options on offer means that you can fine-tune your degree to focus on particular areas of interest or to meet the requirements of a favoured career.
Upon completion of this course you will:
- exhibit an understanding of the knowledge and concepts of Computer Science, incorporating the theory, principles and operation of the underlying technologies and methodologies
- apply the methods and principles of Computer Science in the analysis, design, and implementation of solutions in a select range of application domains in information systems, software and communications
- implement and administer organisation wide information technology and communication systems
- work effectively as a team member and to develop as a professional within the discipline and as a technically able practitioner within an organisation
- develop as an independent learner and reflective practitioner
- recognise the professional, moral and ethical standards of the Computing Profession and to be aware of the responsibility in the use and development of applications which impinge on the working and personal lives of users and other professionals.
You will also be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to computer science and computer applications
- the technical properties of hardware, software, information systems and their use and evaluation in a variety of application domains
- the role of design and planning in a computing context and how to act in a systematic and organised way when applying computing analysis, methodologies and techniques
- how to identify a problem within the computing domain and develop specialist knowledge within that area, provide appropriate analysis, develop potential solutions and evaluate their effectiveness
- the scope, depth and the limitations of your knowledge and how to access and interpret information resources.
Once you complete this course, you may be eligible to transfer to Year 3 of our BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Peterborough.
When you graduate, you’ll be well placed to take advantage of employment opportunities in a wide range of careers. Previous students have gone into positions in web-based marketing and IT support. You could also consider further study: once you complete this course, you may be eligible to transfer to Year 3 of our BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Peterborough.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
- Systems Design and Development
- Programming and Concepts
- Maths for Computing
- Computer Architecture and Networking
- IT at Work
- Workplace Practice
Year two, core modules
- Principles of Digital Security
- Developing Interactive Web Solutions
- Advanced Database Design
- Workplace Project
Year two, optional modules
- Networking Essentials
- E-commerce and E-crime
- Database Driven Websites
- Design Patterns for Software Engineering
- OO Programming Development
- Management of Information Technology
- The Mobile Web
Advanced Network Routing
Assessment is via a mix of work-based projects, assignments, presentations, class and laboratory-based tests. These develop your abilities to solve problems, to communicate effectively, and become self-motivated. You’ll also undertake work experience – this is a graded element.
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.