BSc Year in Computer Science - 2017
|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.
- Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.