This course covers all the main areas of computing and gives you plenty of opportunity to specialise.
From web design and networking to database management, you’ll explore the key concepts, technologies and applications in detail, while developing your practical ability to design, develop and implement solutions in many fields.
This will give you the broad grounding you need to pursue your career and help you choose where to specialise if you’re undecided when you start the course.
There’s plenty of opportunity to zoom in on specialisms, thanks to the options available and you’ll pursue a third year major project in an area of your choice. Along the way you’ll be guided by experienced staff who have strong industry links.
You’ll learn via lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory-based sessions – and many modules are supported with virtual learning environments, such as WebCT and Moodle, giving you access to off-site resources.
We work closely with local software development companies to create opportunities for our students and the networking modules of the course qualify you to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate status.
By the time you graduate you’ll have the knowledge and skills to operate in the professional workplace, working with colleagues and users to solve problems using the latest technologies, methods and thinking.
You’ll also have a strong basis for research, whether in an academic setting or with pioneering computer science and IT companies around the world.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in many areas of computing, including applications development, programming, database development, web infrastructure and applications, business systems, project management, networking and user support.
They’re also working in many different industries, including defence, health, business and telecommunications.
Local employers advise us on course content and the networking modules will qualify you to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate status.
We’ll assess your progress using exams and essay assignments, as well as your presentations, case studies, major project and performance in group work and lab-based tasks.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
64 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 2 A levels in related subjects; BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or a Merit level Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
Full-time undergraduate (2 years)
September 2018, January 2019
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