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BScComputing

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

The range of employment opportunities for computing graduates continues to increase. This course provides a thorough and broad education in computing for industry. Graduates have advanced skills in the development of software and are able to design and manage complex information systems.

Why study this course?
It is accredited by the bcs, The Chartered Institute for IT to Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status.
This course shares a common first year with a suite of Information Technology courses, providing you with the flexibility to review your pathway once you have started studying.
You will have the opportunity to do a year long paid work placement. Recent examples have included Hewlett Packard and Siemens
You can study and develop skills in the exciting areas of multimedia and virtual reality.
Our student work can be groundbreaking, innovative and consistently attracts industry attention.
You will work with our highly-regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF2014).

Programme structure

This cluster of Information Technology courses has the greatest breadth, covering to varying degrees of depth:

networking and communications technology
business and information systems
interactive / multimedia development.
By sharing a common first year of study, you have the option to review your course and change your pathway at the end of your first year. Courses within this cluster include:

BSc (Hons) Digital Media Technology
BSc (Hons) Information and Communications Technology
BSc (Hons) Information Systems.
There are approximately 70 places available across the cluster.

What will I study?
Year One

Foundation in Computing and Technology
Web-based Programming
Internet Technology
System Analysis and Design with Professional Development
Year Two

Information Systems Development
Information and Database Engineering
Internet Applications Development
Interface Technology and Design
Understanding the IT Industry
Practical Project Management
Year Three
Optional work placement year.

Final year

Project
Information Systems Management
Mobile Platform Development
Serious Games
Choose one from the following optional modules:

Artificial Intelligence
Business Analysis
Techniques for Business
Advanced Imaging and Display Technology
Communicating Science and Technology
Professional Practice.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on a variety components including the following.

Coursework and practical 77%

Assignments
Dissertation
Group projects
Oral presentations
Reports
Written 23%
Exams
Written tests

What’s included in the course fees?
Your course fees cover all the facilities and support you need to succeed. These will include:

extensive computing facilities, some available 24/7 and including technician support
most major software used available across the campus machines, including Adobe Master Collection Suite (only exception is 3D studio Max which is housed in our specialist Games labs)
dedicated online storage to support backup of work
free or discounted personal copies of all software used on the course except Adobe
Microsoft Academic Alliance membership which gives you free copies of all Microsoft developer software including operating systems, Visio and Project
a free personal copy of 3D Studio Max
extensive equipment available to loan for coursework and project work e.g. cameras, phones, games consoles
extensive free training software including tutorials on 3D Studio Max, Flash, Photoshop, TCP/IP Packet analysis, Java, Javascript, HTML5, Oracle.
About the Computing and Technology Team
We have 35 full-time academic teaching staff. Staff and students have excellent support from our four dedicated technicians. We are very proud to have achieved 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF2014).
We have a rich mix of knowledge ranging from software development for different types of system through to hardware aspects such as networking. This involves many uses of computing and considers all aspects including security and management. Our knowledge is built up and maintained through our:

wealth of industrial experience
industrial links
research activity.
These are the ingredients for ensuring the relevance and vitality of your course.

Much of our research is internationally recognised, particularly in the areas of Games for Learning and in Security. For example:

Professor David Brown leads several projects, funded by the European Union, in games and assistive technology.
Professor Paul Evans’ innovative developments in security are supported by USA Dept of Homeland Security.
We engage fully in our subject area and this engagement feeds directly and indirectly into our teaching. Other examples of our activity are:

developing patents (for example, in voice signal processing)
involvement in the GameCity Festival
organising conferences on Interactive Technology and Games and on Intelligent Environments
working with local companies on funded projects e.g. enhancing the capability of the press association to search their image database
publishing novel findings in research publications on for example financial prediction, mobile communications, detection of human behaviour patterns.

Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

Your career development
This course provides a thorough education in computing for industry meaning you graduate with advanced skills in the development of software and are able to design and manage complex information systems.

Recent graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:

Perceptive Infomatics – Associate Software Engineer
Juno Media Ltd – Web Developer
Medoc Computers – Software tester
Boots – Support Developer
Logo Brand – Web Developer
NHS – Service Desk Analyst.
Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our master’s-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Gavin Harriss, Technical Director – YouGoDo.com, BSc Computer Studies graduate (now BSc Computing)

“University really helped me find my independence. The placement year was quite a challenge but ultimately very valuable, as it gave me the confidence that I could take on anything thrown my way and also proved me as a good programmer and software designer.

“I made many lifelong friends at Nottingham Trent University and really value the time I spent there and would love to do it all again if I hadn’t got used to having a decent income!”

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States