Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Computing (B.Sc. Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
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Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5
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English Proficiency Requirement
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*£1,000 scholarship is given on the 1st year.
and £1,000 for each subsequent year of the degree. Up to £4,000 over 4 years.
Take a leading role in tackling societal challenges using software engineering, artificial intelligence, mobile and web development, big data and computer vision. Gain technical and business-oriented skills.
The BSc (Hons) Computing programme equips you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional. If you want to study computing but haven't decided on a specific area of interest, this programme lets you personalise your studies and prepares you for a range of graduate roles.
In years 1 and 2 you will study the foundations of computing. In addition you will develop the skills required to build computer systems utilising a range of technologies. In years 3 and 4 you will further develop expertise in core areas while being able to choose elective modules which allow you specialise in your chosen area of interest. Possible specialisations include mobile development, cloud systems development, secure software development, user experience development, advanced project management and Big Data.
The programme offers the possibility of undertaking an industry placement or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges. Students are also encouraged to take part in activities with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). Our computing programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
You have the opportunity of undertaking a year-long industrial based placement on completion of Year 3 as part of your degree. This is not a compulsory or guaranteed placement.
This will be assessed via an Industry Placement module and successful completion of this module will be included in your final exit award.
Fundamentals of Computer Systems; Fundamentals of Software Engineering; Programming 1; Maths for Computing; Fundamentals of Network and Cloud Computing; Database Development; Integrated Project 1
Programming 2; Object Oriented Analysis & Design;Human Computer Interaction; Data Structures and Algorithm; Web Application Development 1; Integrated Project 2
IT Project Management 1; Web Application Development 2; Research Skills & Professional Issues; Integrated Project 3; Option module 1; Option module 2
Choose two* from: Applications Architecture and Design Patterns; User Psychology; DevOps; Mobile Platform Development.
Honours Project; Front-end Web Development; Option module 1; Option module 2; Option module 3
Choose three* from:
Machine Learning and Data Analytics; Business Process Modelling; Advanced HCI; Programming Paradigms; Secure Software Development; IT Project Management 2; Management of Innovation and Creativity; Artificial Intelligence; Cloud Platform Development
*The choice of option modules may vary from year to year
Students can choose paths which prepare them for graduate roles such as software developer, web developer, user experience designer or IT manager.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.
The university aims to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.
GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.
Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)
We have academic schools offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club
Outstanding student experience
Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:
The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
£32million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
Representation from the GCU Student Association
A 90% satisfaction rating in the International Student Barometer 2016 (ISB)
All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices]
Ranked first in Scotland for work experience opportunities