What will I learn?

Summary

This course is offered at the Magee campus by the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. If you are interested in computer software design, how computers communicate and how they actually perform their tasks, then this course is for you. This course will equip you with a varied computer science education based upon the development and improvement of your programming skills throughout. You will also learn to apply best practice in all areas of software development. After you complete this course you will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in computing in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations.

About

The Computer Science (Software Systems Development) course covers all the necessary skills you will need to be a computing professional, from idea generation to system implementation.

During the half of the course, you will advance your programming skills and develop the necessary capabilities to design, build, operate and maintain complex computer systems. The modules within the course provide an excellent platform for skill development through practical application.

During the second half of the course, you will get exposed to more advanced topics to consolidate your knowledge and understanding of software systems development. Through your Final Year Project, you will also gain practical experience in the planning, development and implementation of a computing system, which can be used to showcase your skill set to future employers.

Members of the teaching team are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and Members of the industry professional body - the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Through their research, knowledge transfer and placement activities, teaching staff are also actively engaged with the local software and IT industry, and many modules on the course are directly informed by staff research activities.

Career options

Graduates with computer science and software systems development skills will find many career opportunities available to them in developing new software. On completing this course successfully, students will be able to choose from a number of career options such as software engineer, computer programmer, computing consultant, or systems’ manager or administrator. Skills developed in the course will always be in strong demand, as virtually every modern enterprise needs increasing numbers of computer-literate graduates.

Opportunities for postgraduate study in computing, engineering or related areas are substantial. The course has been designed to enable students who graduate with a good honours degree to apply for postgraduate study towards a PhD, MSc, MRes or other higher qualification.

Professional recognition

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Science Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.

Which department am I in?

Magee Campus

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (US$ 21,133) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Magee, Londonderry

Northland Road,

Londonderry,

Northern Ireland,

BT48 7JL, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To include grade B in Irish.Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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