Applied Computing (completion award) BSc (Hons)

UCAS code G510 BSC/AC

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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015. The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.

However, we are still considering applications for from suitably qualified applicants who may want to begin their studies in the second year. Please contact Admissions for advice.

This programme is delivered as BSc(Hons) Information and Communication Technology at MDIS in Singapore

The Applied Computing course is specially designed for those who have studied a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma (or equivalent) in the UK or overseas and who wish to 'top-up' to a BSc (Hons) degree.

You will study a wide range of topics, from systems development and strategic systems management, to social and current issues in computing, and professional management and practice. You will also complete a case project, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply all of your existing skills to a substantial software development problem.

You will be taught using a range of methods, including lectures and seminars, but also practical workshops, where you will develop your skills in specialist computing laboratories. The computing facilities within the departmet include a 24-hour access computing hub, a computer robotics laboratory and quick access computers in the Matrix.

Northumbria welcomes and encourages international students and the University offers preparatory English language courses (including summer schools) for different levels of ability.

Each module of study is assessed by coursework assignments or end-of-module examinations or both. All modules have some elements of practical work, the majority of which require the use of computer systems.

The individual project may be initiated by the University, the student, or an external client and consists of an end product and a report explaining and evaluating the project process.



Facilities InformationWhen you want to get hands-on with technology and really understand how everything connects, how to create games or protect data integrity, our range of specialist facilities will support you. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to investigate, diagnose, apply fixes and protections to ensure that organisations can make the best use of their technology.


Discovermore _button58% of the department's outputs ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA11) making us the leading Modern University in the North East for research power.



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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

Applied Computing (completion award) BSc (Hons)

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