London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Computing BSc (Hons) course is a professionally-focused degree, designed to equip you with skills relevant to the industry. You'll learn the basics of commercial applications and programming skills sought by employers, as well as specialist topics of your choosing. There will also be opportunities to complete placements in the industry as part of your studies.

On graduating, you'll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

**More about this course**

With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, this career-focused course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills that meet the needs of the computing industry. You’ll learn the fundamentals of software development, such as application development, objective-oriented programming (eg Java and C#) and database development.

You’ll have the option to specialise in fascinating areas such as artificial intelligence, ethics or computer law. You’ll develop your IT proficiency, problem-solving skills and learn to apply this knowledge to real-life situations.

Throughout the course you’ll focus on sought after skills that are required by employers, such us unified modelling language and ASP.NET. You’ll also use state-of-the-art commercial software tools, gaining key technical skills that are in high demand throughout the industry.

In addition to the team of experienced teaching staff, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from industry experts. The Vice President of the multi-national company Telefonica has previously given a talk to our students. Some of our ex-students working in industry will also be invited to share their working experiences.

**What our students say**

"This Computing BSc degree has provided me with a strong foundation from which I can access several roles in the IT/software development sector. Each year of the degree contains modules that keep the topic feeling fresh. I could measure the improvements to my core technical skills whilst also gaining a deeper understanding of the industry. I feel ready to jump into a role in the industry and put the skills that I have learned to practical use.

I recommend this course to those that have an interest in learning to code. The staff at London Met have been knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to give up their time to help. As a mature student, I can recommend London Met to anyone wanting to develop new skills or change career."

James Sewell

"I found the lecturer's to be good, engaging in classes and sending notifications consistently about deadlines/tips for helping yourself do better on the course. The dissertation final year project was organised very well, with consistent weekly meetings to check that everything is on track.

Although the first year for me was a struggle getting used to everything as I had never done much computer programming topics before, over the course of the 3 years I learned a lot from the lecturers, weblearn and other various web sources/books. The course was run perfectly for me personally and I'd like to thank all the lecturers for their time!"

Cameron

"My journey in Computing BSc was very positive, we had a lecture then a workshop on the same day so we could get practical experience working with the theory we just learned fresh in our head.

I also really like the way the topics were very closely related to future workplace scenarios, which I feel really helped me when I started applying for graduate jobs, as I didn’t do a placement year or an internship which a lot of employers prefer all I could speak about was my coursework and some of the employers were really impressed.

Lastly, I have to give thanks to all my lecturers who went over the top to motivate me to meet my potential."

Afeez Asiru

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)

Information Systems (core, 30 credits)

Logic and Problem Solving (core, 30 credits)

Programming (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Databases (core, 15 credits)

Emerging Programming Platforms and Technologies (core, 30 credits)

Networks and Operating Systems (core, 30 credits)

Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)

Software Engineering (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Database Systems Development (core, 30 credits)

Application Development (core, 30 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Work Related Learning II (core, 15 credits)

Artificial Intelligence (option, 15 credits)

Management Support Systems (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2020

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