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The study of Computer Science means the acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed to develop software and hardware solutions for many of the new challenges facing today's computer users. The creation of a safe and interesting online environment for commerce, the study of robotics and artificial intelligence, and the operation of networking systems within organisations are just some of the themes we will cover at Chester.
How does a box of electronic components become a sophisticated source of information with enormous impact on businesses and individuals? In this course you explore how computers work, how computer software is developed, how computers communicate with each other, and the ways in which software manipulates, stores and processes data.
Today, there are very few organisations that do not rely on the use of computers for information processing and problem solving. A degree in Computer Science is an excellent foundation for a wide range of computing job roles in business, health, science and the creative industries.
Vendor Qualifications: Our syllabus is closely tied to the main vendor qualifications and you can study for vendor examinations alongside your degree. Qualifications such as CCNA (Cisco) are recognised by potential employers as value added and enhance your employability prospects.
The modules given below are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time as part of the University’s commitment to curriculum enhancement.
Year 2 extends your theoretical knowledge and develops your ability to apply it to real-world problems, continuing the core themes. You undertake a six-week period of work placement with one of our company partners, where you face the challenge of employing your skills in the real world.
Plus one of:
By the time you reach Year 3 you may have a particular career path in mind. You are ready, therefore, to choose which themes are most relevant to your future needs.
And two of:
Plus two of:
Assessment employs a combination of assignments, project work and examinations, varying in balance from module to module. In line with the requirements of industry, all of our modules have been designed from the ground up to incorporate assessment of key skills, as well as subject related skills.
The course will prepare you for a wide range of jobs including:
Jobs directly related to your degree:
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
You will be equipped with transferable skills which are valued by employers such as:
If you are studying this course on a combined basis you should look at options with both subjects.
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|UCAS points:||280 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer - BCC/BBC. GCSE Maths grade C or above is also required.|
BTEC Extended Diploma - DMM
BTEC Diploma -D*D*
|Irish/Scottish Highers:||B in 4 subjects|
|International Baccalaureate:||26 points|
|Access||Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit|
OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma - D*D*
Please note that we accept a maximum of 20 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs
Teaching groups were a perfect size and a variety of technologies were used in class to demonstrate the topics being taught."
Computer Science StudentArran Collier