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BSc (Hons) Computing

Overview

Available for January 2019 Entry

Computing is a creative activity which applies appropriate technology to the solution of problems. Computing professionals are involved in the investigation and analysis of problems, the design and evaluation of feasible solutions and the implementation of cost-effective ways of meeting user needs. They must communicate with a wide range of people (managers, users and colleagues) and be aware of the business implications of the decisions made. Our students learn how to keep up with the latest tools and techniques and practice their application to real-world problems.

SPECIALISMS
> Software Engineering
> Computer Games Development
> Network Technology

Each pathway contains all the compulsory modules and a selection of the options from the corresponding course offered at UCLan Preston: BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development and BSc (Hons) in Computer Network Technology. All these programmes have accreditation leading to MBCS (Member of British Computing Society), CITP (Chartered IT Professional) and partial CEng (Chartered Engineer) exemption from the British Computer Society, the UK professional body for computing. The course is recognised by the Cyprus Technical and Scientific Chamber (ETEK).

LINK WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Course Graduates are eligible to register to the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK).

BCS ACCREDITATION
This degree has been accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS), the chartered institute for information technology (IT). The BCS is committed to making IT good for society. This accreditation is a mark of assurance that the BSc (Hons) Computing degree offered at UCLan Cyprus entitles our graduates to professional membership of the BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

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Modules

Year 1

Compulsory
• Introduction to Programming
• Algorithms & Data Structures
• Discrete Mathematics
• English Language I
• English Language II
• Academic Writing OR
• Study & Research Skills

Year 2

Compulsory
• Games Concepts
• Introduction to Networking
• Systems Analysis & Database Design
• Computer Systems and Security
• The Computing Challenge
• Interactive Applications

Year 3

ALL PATHWAYS
Compulsory
• Advanced Programming
• The Agile Professional

Optional
• Industrial Placement Year

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PATHWAY
Compulsory
• Software Development
• Computer Security
• Mobile Computing
• Database Systems

GAMES DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY
Compulsory
• Games Development I
• Software Development
• Computer Graphics
• Database Systems

NETWORK TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY
Compulsory
• Network Management
• Computer Security
• Introduction to Network Routing
• Digital Evidence and Incidence Response

Year 4

ALL PATHWAYS
Compulsory
• Double Project

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PATHWAY
Compulsory
• Advanced Software Engineering Techniques
• Object Oriented Methods in Computing
• Distributed Enterprise Systems

Optional
• Computer Graphics
• Wireless & Mobile Networks
• Research Topics in Computing

GAMES DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY
Compulsory
• Games Development II
• Maths and Technology for Games
• Object Oriented Methods in Computing

Optional
• Mobile Computing
• Research Topics in Computing

NETWORK TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY
Compulsory
• Cloud Computing
• Advance Routing
• Wireless & Mobile Networks

Optional
• Penetration Testing
• Research Topics in Computing

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Career Options

A range of careers opens to students upon completion of their degree. These include roles in business requirements analysis, design and development of database-backed systems, development of web and mobile applications, computer games development, system testing and management, wired and wireless networks management, network security, and many more. Moreover, the broad skills that our students acquire enable them to remain competitive in the fast evolving area of computing technology.

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