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Computer Science BSc

University of Essex
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Colchester
English

Program description

Computer Science BSc

Our BSc Computer Science course is the most flexible of our courses in computing, allowing you to choose from a wide choice of optional modules and to specialise in areas as diverse as assistive technologies, computer games, artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, Big Data and robotics. If you have a good ability to think in a computational way, you'll be perfect for our course.

Admission requirements

UK entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics C/4

A-levels: BBB

BTEC: DDM

IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555, including Standard Level Mathematics/Maths Studies grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level.

We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Please note that Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

International & EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

English language requirements

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall. Different requirements apply for second year entry, and specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school or the inquiries team.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Team Project Challenge
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Web Development
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Digital Systems

Year 2

  • Software Engineering
  • Application Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Databases and Information Retrieval (optional)
  • Web Application Programming (optional)
  • Artificial Intelligence (optional)
  • C++ Programming (optional)
  • Team Project Challenge (WBL) (optional)

Final Year

  • Individual Capstone Project Challenge
  • Advanced Programming
  • Languages and Compilers
  • Natural Language Engineering
  • Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming
  • Computer Vision

Program delivery

Computer Science BSc: 3 years

Computer Science BSc (Including Year Abroad): 4 years

Computer Science BSc (Including Placement Year): 4 years

  • Courses are taught by a combination of lectures, laboratory work, assignments, and individual and group project activities
  • Group work
  • A significant amount of practical lab work will need to be undertaken for written assignments and as part of your learning

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for the academic year 2020-21

  • Home/UK fee: £9,250
  • International fee: £19,670

Qualification

You also acquire key skills for computer science in the areas of:

  • Algorithm analysis and basic computability
  • Software engineering
  • Java language principles and application programming interfaces

Career opportunities

The Government and industry are increasingly concerned that there will be a shortfall in skilled personnel to meet the needs of the IT industries. An incredible 92% of our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020).

Past Essex graduates in computer science have found employment as systems analysts, software engineers, programmers and systems engineers, while a number go on to postgraduate study or research.

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University of Essex

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University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester


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