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).
Level 1 Core: Level 1 group project; introductory programming; data and information; information systems and organisations; logic and computation. Level 2 Core: Level 2 group project; software development and management; usability engineering; business analysis and process modelling; ICTs in society. Level 3: Work Placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study) Level 4 Core: Final year business computing project; software project management; advanced topics in business computing, e'business Options (choose one from list): Human computer interaction; social media.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£14,750 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- SQA Higher
- International Baccalaureate 30
- GCE A-level BBB
- SQA Advanced Higher BBB
- GCE AS-level
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
Key Course Information
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- 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%
|Studying and working||8|
Total Written: 36%
Total Coursework: 59%
Total Practical: 4%