Big data, big dreams
The growth of big data, social computing and the Internet of things are accelerating the demand for high-level computing skills. The BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree offers the opportunity to study both theory of computation and practical approaches to the design and implementation of systems. The course is based upon the internationally recognized Association of Computing Machinery recommendations for Computer Science curriculum guidelines and equips students with the solid base of computing knowledge required in this fast-moving field.
Why Computer Science at LSBU?
- Choose to specialize in a variety of aspects of computer science including computer engineering; big data and business intelligence; collaborative computing and devices and sensors.
- Students gain a wealth of experience in using industry-standard equipment, computer programming, and simulation facilities.
- Option to complete your third year in a paid professional work placement.
- No. 1 London Modern Uni for Research Quality - Computing, Sunday Times League Table 2017.
- Our London location puts you in the heart of the UK’s vibrant and rapidly expanding tech-industry.
Key course information - ordered by mode
We have a range of enticing modules to tailor your studies by, including Software Engineering, User-centred Design, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence.
Methods of assessment for course overall: 59% coursework.
- Fundamentals of computer science
- Fundamentals of software development
- Business and professional issues
- Principles of data networks
- Data structures and algorithms
- Mathematics for computer science
- Database systems
- Object-oriented programming
- Operating systems
- Software engineering
- UIs, events, and concurrency
- User-centered design
- Honors computer science project
- Systems and cybersecurity
Plus one option from:
- Innovation and enterprise
- IS project management
And one option from:
- Digital content management
- Distributed computer systems
- High-performance computing
- Mobile computing
- Principles of data mining
And a final option from:
- Artificial intelligence
- Cloud computing
- Embedded systems and the internet of things
- Engineering software
- Social and collaborative computing
After completing this course you'll understand how to specify, develop, design and test software and use industry-standard software for the specification, design, simulation, and prototyping of computer systems.
Career opportunities include computer programming, software and web development, IT consultancy, and application design. You could work in any number of sectors, or choose to start your own business.
We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
The Division of Computer Science and Informatics has eleven dedicated computer laboratories conveniently located in a single building. We are also developing a specialized networking laboratory to allow practical experiments in network infrastructure and cyber-security. These laboratories are all in addition to the University’s general computing provision for students.
Teaching and learning
Our teaching staff is involved in research and consultancy at the forefront of the industry. You'll learn in a modern, well-equipped environment complete with sophisticated technology.
Approach to learning
Taking on both group and individual projects, we assess your work through a mixture of coursework and exams, with project and laboratory work counting towards your final award. You’ll be taught problem-solving, project planning and team management to give you the best chance of getting the job you want once you graduate.
As an undergraduate or MEng Engineering student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least twice a semester throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person.
- A Level BBB or
- BTEC National Diploma DDM or
- Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions 21 Merits including 3 Merits in Maths and 12 Merits in ICT or
- Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 122 UCAS points.
- Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
- We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.
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