This dynamic computing course has an excellent reputation within the IT industry and will give you the practical experience and technical knowledge you need to excel in the computing sector.
According to Graduate Prospects, the BCS published a report in 2018 looking at the capabilities and skills needed for the future. Business transformation and organisational change are top priorities and roles in these areas will increase. Skills gaps are in mobile and application development, the internet of things, AI & machine learning and data analysis. Computer Weekly reports that advertised tech sector roles grew by 12% in 2017, and soft skills present largest tech industry skills gap.
On our Computing degree you’ll cover a range of subjects relating to modern computing, including internet technologies, usability and systems software, and hone your soft, transferable skills by working in teams on projects; and you'll gain valuable work experience on your placement, giving you a head start in your career. This course is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS). To be awarded Chartered IT Professional status from BCS you will need to complete a year of further learning beyond graduation and meet other criteria, details of which can be found on the BCS website.
We understand that computing is a diverse subject and that it can be difficult to know what area you’d like to specialise in at this stage. So all of our courses within the computing framework share a common first year, giving you the time to really explore the subject before deciding on a specialism. There are courses that allow you to keep a relatively wide focus, as well as degrees that provide a greater level of specialism, giving you plenty of flexibility when it comes to which direction you want your career to take.
BSc (Hons) Computing forms part of BU’s framework of computing alongside the following other courses:
- Bsc (Hons) Business Information Technology
- BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
- BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management
- BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security
- BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
You only need to apply for one of the courses in the framework. If you change your mind and would prefer to study a different course within the framework, you will have the opportunity to change your final degree title during your study with us.
This course received an impressive 94% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), so why not book on to an Open Day to come and meet us, or join us on live chat now to find out more?
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year
British Computer Society
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.