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BSc in Computer Science (Network Computing)

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,489

Course Accredited By

CITP

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Networks are what make up much of the modern-day working world as we become more connected both as individuals and as organisations.
  • But with network connectivity (including cloud computing) comes a heightened requirement for security and privacy. On the Computer Science (Network Computing) BSc degree course, you’ll gain a good understanding of computer science and a grasp of the important elements of a computer system before specialising in network computing.
  • You’ll learn to specify, design, code, modify and test different types of software, from web-based systems to mobile solutions, in a contemporary programming paradigm. All of this will be done using an appropriate commercial grade development environment and associated database tools.
  • In addition, you’ll acquire in-depth knowledge of algorithms, design, programming and testing techniques. By the end of the course, you’ll have confidence in your knowledge of common system and network architectures and system development approaches, requirements capture, design methods, models, tools, and techniques.
  • You’ll become well-versed in implementing and testing systems and software maintenance. Key to this course is cultivating a reflective approach to project management issues arising from team-based software development.
  • Network computing graduates have a wide range of careers open to them. Perhaps you’ll start by becoming a general analyst or programmer in a consultancy firm. This is often just the first step towards setting up your own business.
  • Our course is designed for flexibility, so if you’re not sure which route you want to take, you can select modules and specialise gradually during your time with us. You can transfer between Computer Science and Business Computing up to the start of Level 2, then, should you wish, to choose a specialism up to the start of Level 3.
  • We know that when you graduate, you’ll be working on large projects. That’s why one third of each year of our programmes is project-based. On Levels 1 and 2, you’ll build a software solution in a team, and in your final year you’ll carry out an individual project. You’ll also have the opportunity to showcase your projects at the annual Made in Brunel (Software Innovation) event, with awards presented by the likes of Cisco, Sky and Xerox.
  • As part of your degree course, you’ll have the chance to take a year-long work placement between your second year and third year. We’ll support you in finding that all-important paid professional experience, in the UK or abroad. The feedback we’ve received is that those who have taken a placement are much more likely to find a job for which their degree was a formal requirement as it gives you a competitive advantage. Recent graduates have gone on to work for well-known names such as Accenture, Toshiba, Microsoft, British Airways, O2, and Barclays.
  • Our programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and on behalf of the Engineering Council, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). 
  • The accreditation also allows you to apply for professional membership of the BCS after you have successfully completed your degree.
  • The department has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze, recognising our dedication to the advancement of gender equality in STEM subjects. We now have an ongoing three-year action plan to further implement strategies and improve our practices. As part of this endeavour, Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from the industry.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Information Technology, Computer Science or Computing.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computing, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, with an A-level at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D with A-levels grades BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Computing, Computer Science, Information Technology, IT or Engineering with 45 credits at Level 3.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • You’ll work your way up to specialising in network computing. As you progress through the course, you’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the challenges and ways distributed information systems work and use your skills to implement and develop them.
  • course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • CS1004 - Information Systems and Organisations
  • CS1005 - Logic and Computation
  • CS1803 - Level 1 Group Project
  • CS1805 - Data and Information Assessment
  • CS1809 - Software Design
  • CS1810 - Software Implementation Event
  • CS1811 - Fundamental Programming Assessment

Year 2
Compulsory

  • CS2001 - Level 2 Group Project
  • CS2002 - Software Development and Management
  • CS2003 - Usability Engineering
  • CS2004 - Algorithms and their Applications
  • CS2005 - Networks and Operating Systems

Year 3
Compulsory

  • CS3001 - Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • CS3072 - Computer Science Project
  • CS3004 - Network Computing

Optional

  • CS3002 - Artificial Intelligence
  • CS3003 - Software Engineering
  • CS3005 - Digital Media and Games
  • CS3009 - Human-Computer Interaction
  • CS3100 - Software Project Management
  • CS3609 - Cybersecurit
  • UK
  •  £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  •  Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy.
  •  Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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