Course Information

Ulster University BSc (Hons) Computing Systems

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 12:00–19:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 42
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 294
Fee: 1475
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Shane.Hallett2@swc.ac.uk

Description

The BSc Hons Computing Systems course provides a broad based education that includes computing, programming and technology. The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. This will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in computing with specific vocational skills relevant to local industry needs. The course will also help meet industry’s current shortage of high quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.

Additional Information

South West College in partnership with Ulster University is offering a Part-Time honours degree top-up in Computer Systems, based on the Enniskillen campus. This top-up programme enables students with a Foundation Degree in Computing (or University-approved equivalent) to complete the 3 years of part-time study. Lectures will be delivered by University lecturers via videoconferencing from Jordanstown and most practicals, seminars and tutorials will be delivered by South West College Staff on the Enniskillen campus. Applications must be made in the first instance to South West College by completing an application form which can be obtained from admissions, tel. 028 8225 0109. It must be noted that on successful interview, applicants will then be required to apply online to Ulster University using this link

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    The BSc Computing System course recognises that software development skills need to be complemented with people and process-related skills. Consequently, people, process and professional practice are important topics in modules of the course and allow the development of a broad base of skills appropriate to a software engineer. In support of this, the course has the following objectives:

  • To provide a systematic study of the theory and principles of programming and software engineering, computer hardware and software technologies, and the role of computing systems in organisations.
  • To develop an ability to analyse computing problems and formulate practical solutions to these problems, coupled with the ability to critically evaluate the approach and techniques used.
  • To provide opportunities for the development of practical skills in software development in a business/ industrial context.
  • To develop key skills and competencies to support a student’s progression into a career in the software industry or further academic study.
  • Modules delivered in semester 1 and 2 will follow normal semester patterns with the face-to-face components being delivered on a Wednesday afternoon and evening.

    Core Modules

    Year one

  • Communications
  • Database Systems
  • Dynamic Web Authoring
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Year Two
  • Web Applications Development
  • Mobile Technology
  • Organisational Process Focus
  • Project Management
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Year Three
  • Computing Systems Project
  • Assessment Method

    Classes are normally held on afternoons and evenings one day per week during semesters 1 and 2, and on two three-day blocks during semester 3. You will be expected to complete five 20-credit-point modules in year 1 of the top-up, three 20- point and two 10-point modules in the second year, and a 40- point Project module in the final year. A typical 20-point module will require 200 hours of work, of which approximately a quarter will be contact hours and the rest independent study.

    Progression Opportunities

    Graduates of Computing Systems will be eligible for a broad range of careers within computing, software engineering, web development and database administration and in fields related to software engineering processes and quality assurance. Students from this course will be eligible to enter graduate employment or to undertake further study at master’s or PhD level.

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must hold a relevant Foundation Degree in Computing or University approved equivalent. Grade C or above in English and Maths at GCSE (or University-approved equivalent) is compulsory.