BSc Year in Computer Science - 2015
|Programme Title||Year in Computer Science|
|School/Department||School of Computer Science|
|Length of Programme||1 years|
|Awarding Institution||The University of Birmingham|
|QAA Benchmarking Groups||Computing|
Educational Aims Of Programme
Computer Science is both an academic discipline in its own right and an enabling technology for other discipline: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Science and Engineering. The focus here is firmly on Computer Science as an enabling technology. The programme aims to provide a solid, self-contained and coherent core of computer science suitable for combination with a variety of other academic disciplines. It aims to provide:
A grounding in the theory underpinning modern developments in computer science. An introduction to practical software design and implementation. A range of options in computer science to cater for a variety of interests and backgrounds.
Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies
Knowledge and Understanding
- The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing and computer applications as appropriate to the topics covered in the programme.
- Appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of simple computer-based systems.
Skills & Other Attributes
- The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to the analysis of a given information handling problem.
- The ability to specify, design and construct simple computer-based systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
- The ability to evaluate computer based systems in terms of general quality attributes and possible trade-offs presented within a given information handling problem.
- Enhanced awareness of and ability to use general IT facilities, including basic information-retrieval skills.
- 'Numeracy' in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
- Management of learning and development, including time management, organizational skills, and the ability to pursue independently further development of their IT education.
- The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.