School of Computer Science

BSc Year in Computer Science - 2022

Final Award BSc
Programme TitleYear in Computer Science
School/DepartmentSchool of Computer Science
Banner Code5955
Length of Programme1 years
Total Credits120
UCAS CodeNone
Awarding InstitutionThe University of Birmingham
QAA Benchmarking GroupsComputing

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

  1. The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to the analysis of a given information handling problem.
  2. The ability to specify, design and construct simple computer-based systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
  3. The ability to evaluate computer based systems in terms of general quality attributes and possible trade-offs presented within a given information handling problem.

Transferable Skills

  1. Enhanced awareness of and ability to use general IT facilities, including basic information-retrieval skills.
  2. 'Numeracy' in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
  3. Management of learning and development, including time management, organizational skills, and the ability to pursue independently further development of their IT education.