This course covers all the main areas of computing and gives you plenty of opportunity to specialise.
From web design and networking to database management, you’ll explore the key concepts, technologies and applications in detail, while developing your practical ability to design, develop and implement solutions in many fields.
This will give you the broad grounding you need to pursue your career and help you choose where to specialise if you’re undecided when you start the course.
There’s plenty of opportunity to zoom in on specialisms, thanks to the options available and you’ll pursue a third year major project in an area of your choice. Along the way you’ll be guided by experienced staff who have strong industry links.
You’ll learn via lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory-based sessions – and many modules are supported with virtual learning environments, such as WebCT and Moodle, giving you access to off-site resources.
We work closely with local software development companies to create opportunities for our students and the networking modules of the course qualify you to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate status.
By the time you graduate you’ll have the knowledge and skills to operate in the professional workplace, working with colleagues and users to solve problems using the latest technologies, methods and thinking.
You’ll also have a strong basis for research, whether in an academic setting or with pioneering computer science and IT companies around the world.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in many areas of computing, including applications development, programming, database development, web infrastructure and applications, business systems, project management, networking and user support.
They’re also working in many different industries, including defence, health, business and telecommunications.
Local employers advise us on course content and the networking modules will qualify you to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate status.
We’ll assess your progress using exams and essay assignments, as well as your presentations, case studies, major project and performance in group work and lab-based tasks.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages.
Important fee notes
The part-time course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity, or 60 credits per year). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period, or for more credits. All fees are for guidance purposes only. Your offer letter will contain full details of credits and fees, or you can contact us if you'd like more information.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
UK students can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new UK undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This also applies to EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who have citizens' rights following Brexit.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a range of ARU scholarships, which can provide extra financial support while you’re at university.
64 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
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