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Fees and Funding

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Overview

*Jan starts: You will join this Top-Up final year in January and complete your first semester before the summer break and your second semester after the summer break, completing your studies and gaining a full BSc (Hons) in just one year.

The fight against cyber attacks is getting tougher. Now their frequency and ferocity is a threat to organisations of all sizes. Join us to explore a broad range of topics and develop skills in security, networks and their management.

Business and government agencies need to protect their systems and data from potential risks. Because of this, there is a demand for qualified cyber security professionals. 

We’ll help you understand how to address challenges facing businesses and become the expert they desperately need. Develop your technical knowledge of cyber threat intelligence, risk management and relevant industry standards. 

You’ll be taught by a teaching team with extensive experience applying security-related technologies to industry and possess substantial experience of the application of security-related technologies in industry. They’ll cover everything from cloud computing to project management, as well as sharing their own research.

Our Docklands campus has fantastic computing resources, including specialised labs to explore networking and operating system environments. With our mental wealth modules, we’ll cover areas like IT project pitching too.

What makes this course different

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Our Computer Science course is ranked 1st for student satisfaction amongst all London Universities (Guardian 2019)

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Our computing courses are 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)

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Top-up your diploma

Join the third year of our Applied Computing course and top-up your Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full BSc

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Throughout the course, you'll be encouraged to apply your skills to a range of practical problems. In your first year, you'll gain a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals, including information systems modelling and design, software development, networks, web technologies and mathematics tailored to computing.

In your second year, you'll learn about databases, operating systems and data structures, and will complete a 70-hour work placement.

For your final year, you'll have the chance to specialise in areas such as mobile application development, network security, distributed systems and artificial intelligence.

You'll be encouraged and supported to find work experience to enhance your practical skills, and we'll help you to find a work placement if you choose to work for a year in the industry during your course.

In addition to your practical skills, you'll learn about the social and cultural implications of the digital revolution, gaining an understanding of professional and ethical issues in computer science.

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MODULES

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

We offer dual delivery which combines traditional on campus face-to-face teaching and online teaching simultaneously, allowing you to interact as if you were there in person. You can move smoothly between online and on-campus teaching subject to your individual timetable (and health requirements).

Students can interact and collaborate in person and online in any of these live-streamed sessions. Live-streamed sessions will also be recorded, so you can log in when you want, playback and watch from the comfort of your home and whilst on the go.

When not attending timetabled lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. As a computer science student, you'd expect a lot of your learning to take place via technology, and you'd be right!

Our Docklands campus has excellent computing resources, including specialised labs to study networking and operating system environments such as Windows and Linux.

You'll be given software tools for programming, database development, computer-aided software engineering, internet access and web-based development.

You'll gain insights from our industrial partners through guest lectures and visits which ensure that you stay on top of what this dynamic industry demands.

A significant proportion of your time will also be spent working in groups with your fellow students. Experience of group working is essential for graduates who wish to work in the IT industry. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity.

This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

But let's not forget the personal touch, computer science may involve the study of robotics, but we're not robots and neither are you.

Our teaching staff will give you a great deal of personal attention and feedback as you get to grips with the course content. You'll have an academic adviser to oversee your progress, module leaders for different parts of the course and tutors for each year group.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

We'll assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework will include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing. You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Aloysius Edoh

Dr Edoh holds a PhD in computational modelling and information systems. He handles data analytics in medical information and predictive algorithms.

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1st

Our Computer Science course is ranked 1st for student satisfaction amongst all London Universities (Guardian 2019)

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Our computing courses are 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)

Top-up your diploma

Join the third year of our Applied Computing course and top-up your Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full BSc

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Think of almost any business sector that exists and then imagine it without computer systems. Tough, isn't it? That's because industries as diverse as agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services all rely on computers and software to function effectively.

As a graduate from the University of East London, you'll have a solid understanding of the main disciplines that fall under the computer science banner. With a BCS accredited degree (subject to confirmation) and our status as a Microsoft IT and CompTIA Academy your degree will be respected within the IT sector and further afield.

A computer science degree is the perfect springboard for a career in almost any sector, in addition to the tech and digital industries.

The kinds of role you could go into include:

  • Information Security
  • Software Design
  • Data Analytics
  • Software Engineering
  • Network, System or Database Administration
  • Systems Architecture
  • Education
  • Technical Sales

This qualification also lends itself to postgraduate study and research. Or, if you have an entrepreneurial impulse, we can support you with that too and give you help and advice on launching your own start-up.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.