Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The Computer Science department at Brunel is staffed by highly regarded lecturers and researchers, many of whom also work as consultants for major blue chip companies at home and overseas. According to the recent Research Excellence Framework that assesses the quality of research in higher education institutions, our department ranks comfortably within the top third of all universities in the UK. The strong network maintained by the department's multiple links to business gives you access to a fantastic choice of high quality, professional placements. Our award'winning Placement and Careers Centre will help you with CVs, job applications and preparing for assessment centres both for your placement and when you graduate. Our academics are involved in application'oriented research which includes information systems, software engineering, knowledge'based systems and simulation modeling. This means the latest developments are included in your course and your degree is designed with the needs of industry and the marketplace firmly in mind. As you'd expect, we provide excellent facilities including a number of servers running state of the art software for the exclusive use of our students. The department is a member of the Microsoft Alliance, the Apple iOS Academic Developer Programme and is an nVidia CUDA Teaching Center. All Business Computing and Computer Science courses offer full exemption from the British Computer Society's professional examinations, allowing you to attain professional membership of the Society (MBCS) after a shortened period of relevant experience and training. The courses also fulfil the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (full IEng accreditation) and part of the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (partial CEng accreditation).

Course Modules

Level 1: Core: Systems architecture; systems analysis; software development; relevant mathematics. Additional modules may include: level 1 group project; introductory programming; data and information; information systems and organisations; logic and computation. Level 2: Modules include: Level 2 group project; software development and management; usability engineering; algorithms and their applications; networks and operating systems. Level 3: Work placement. (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4: Modules include: Final year network computing project; software project management; advanced topics in computer science network computing. Options (choose one): Software engineering; digital media and games; artificial intelligence.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £14,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • European Baccalaureate 73%
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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81% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 71%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£24,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 73
Studying 9
Studying and working 8
Unemployed 9
Unknown 2

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 42%

Total Coursework: 54%

Total Practical: 4%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation