University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**This computing degree with foundation year offers a broad range of subjects. Choose a specialism that fits your career plans in computing, games design or teaching.**

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. This programme provides you with detailed insight into how computer systems are designed and developed. Maximise your abilities in a degree where you can select individual courses in areas such as digital media, information systems and business-oriented computing. It will be a challenging and rewarding experience.

The programme is run in conjunction with BSc Hons Computer Science, so some modules are common to both. In addition, the broad-based approach allows a flexible learning experience with a large number of choices where you can specialise. This programme aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The courses have been designed in conjunction with industry and are continually monitored to make sure that they match the needs of this exciting but fast changing business; you will have the opportunity to use many different types of hardware and software during your studies.

This degree programme includes the option of studying for a specialist endorsement in Information Systems, Network Systems, or Qualified Teacher Status. Students will develop a wide range of vital subject skills across their degree but in their 2nd and 3rd years they can also select courses tailored towards these specific subjects and skill sets. These specialisms can help students build towards a career in areas like systems development and analysis, network engineering, database administration, or accelerated entry into teaching.

**Ranking**

Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

**Outcomes**

The aims of the programme are:

* To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of information systems

* To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a computing environment.

**Professional recognition**

This degree has full CITP accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Course Modules

**Year 0**

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* The Art of Communication (15 credits)

* Software Tools for Academic Practice (15 credits)

* Fundamentals of Database and Web Technologies (15 credits)

* Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits)

* Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (15 credits)

* Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Study Skills (15 credits)

* Academic Writing (15 credits)

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* The Art of Communication (15 credits)

* Software Tools for Academic Practice (15 credits)

* Fundamentals of Database and Web Technologies (15 credits)

* Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits)

* Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (15 credits)

* Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits)

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* English for Academic Purposes 1 (15 credits)

* English for Academic Purposes 2 (15 credits)

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Database System Development (15 credits)

* Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)

* Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)

* Programming Foundations (15 credits)

* Computer and Communication Systems (15 credits)

* Smart Systems (15 credits)

* Logical Foundations (15 credits)

* Analytic, Numeric and Statistical Methods (15 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Application Development (15 credits)

* Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)

* Information Analysis (15 credits)

* Systems Development Project (30 credits)

* Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits)

* Network and Operating Systems (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:

* Advanced Programming (15 credits)

* Distributed Interactive Application Development (15 credits)

* Principles of Security (15 credits)

* Information Visualisation (15 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Enterprise Web Software Development (15 credits)

* Development Frameworks and Methods (15 credits)

* Final Year Projects (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Computing Education and Communication (30 credits)

* Database Management and Administration (15 credits)

* Database Engineering (15 credits)

* Human Computer Interaction and Design (15 credits)

* User Interface Design (15 credits)

* Application Development for Mobile Devices (15 credits)

* 3D Computer Graphics (15 credits)

* Web Application Development (15 credits)

* Component Programming (15 credits)

* Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)

* Computing Education Placement (15 credits)

* Software Engineering Management (15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees
5 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
5 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
5 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees