Applied Computing – BSc (Honours)

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Gain a more practical approach to computing on this hands-on course. You study core computing principles before specialising in networks, digital media or business technologies. Course modules have been designed in consultation with employers to ensure that what you learn meets your career needs once you graduate.

Key points
• Specialise in either networks, digital media or business technologies.• Study on a course designed in consultation with business.
• Get hands-on experience in some of the best computer lab facilities in the UK.
• Gain placement with major employers such as Plusnet or Sumo Games.

What is applied computing?
Applied computing studies the aspects of computing tha…

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At a glance

Gain a more practical approach to computing on this hands-on course. You study core computing principles before specialising in networks, digital media or business technologies. Course modules have been designed in consultation with employers to ensure that what you learn meets your career needs once you graduate.

Key points
• Specialise in either networks, digital media or business technologies.• Study on a course designed in consultation with business.
• Get hands-on experience in some of the best computer lab facilities in the UK.
• Gain placement with major employers such as Plusnet or Sumo Games.

What is applied computing?
Applied computing studies the aspects of computing that have a practical impact on business and everyday life. It particularly focuses on the hands-on professional aspects of computing.

This course

Specialise in networks, digital media or business technologies on this career-orientated computing degree course. After building your core knowledge of computing principles in your first year, you then choose to specialise in your second and third year. This allows you to aim for a career in the technical side of computing, the business side or the creative side.

Your degree award title reflects your specialism, such as BSc (Honours) Applied Computing with Digital Media. This distinction makes it easier to apply for specialist roles after graduating. Whatever your chosen area of specialism, your skills will be in great demand from industry, as there is a shortage of computing professionals in the UK (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills 2012).

The course has been designed in consultation with industrial partners such as Plusnet to meet the specific needs of these employers. So you can be sure your studies are up to date with the needs of business. Our partners also contribute real-world case studies for you to work on to give you a unique perspective into the issues you face in the industry.

Your studies centre around the new computing labs at our City Campus. These include some of the best facilities in the country with industry-standard software such as ORACLE, SAS and SAP.

Once you’ve developed your knowledge and skills in the computer labs, you can apply them in industry with a one year placement at companies such as • Plusnet • Citrix • GlaxoSmithKline • SIG plc • Henry Boot • Sumo Games • HSBC • Aviva.

A work placement year gives you experience in the sector and develops your personal and professional skills, which improves your career opportunities. In addition, many students are offered employment after graduation from their placement provider.

As part of our final year you also gain interview and presentation skills, CV and application writing skills and learn how to set up a small business or enterprise.

Key areas of study
Key areas include • computing • web development • digital media • database systems • systems analysis • programming.

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