BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

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Computer Science and Digital Technologies

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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Software Development

    Explains the activities involved in the design, implementation and testing of software from first principals

    • Focuses on the procedural programming methodology and introduces the object-oriented programming methodology
    • Furnishes students with the necessary skills to produce programs using a high-level programming language
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    Computer Systems & Networks

    The module aims to provide a basic understanding of computer architecture and the relationship between hardware and software components of a computer system. It also aims to equip students with an understanding of the fundamentals of computer networking.

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    Web Technologies

    • To examine the requirements for web applications and to select appropriate tools and techniques with which to design and build them.
    • To use those selected tools and techniques to design, implement and test web pages. To provide professional documentation for the web pages produced.
    • To use appropriate tools and techniques for the development of web pages.
    • To develop and demonstrate a web project.
    • To discuss the legal aspects in web development
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    Maths for Computing

    This module will help you build fundamental knowledge in mathematical concepts and skills that are required for the study and application of computer science.

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    Computer Science Teaching and Learning

    • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils (TS2)
    • Understanding how pupils learn in computer science and how this impacts on teaching.
    • Good curriculum and subject knowledge (TS3)
    • Understanding key conceptual frameworks in computer science.
    • Understanding progression and links between concepts in computer science.
    • Understanding common misconceptions and challenges in learning computer science.
    • Plan and teach well-structured lessons (TS4)
    • Planning for individual pupil support.
    • Planning for small group work.
    • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils (TS5)
    • Physical, social and intellectual development of children and young people and the implications of this for learning computer science.
    • Eliciting pupils’ ideas and understanding in computer science.
    • Language in computer science education.
    • Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment (TS7)
    • Establish good learning relationships with pupils in a small group context
    • Setting high expectations for learning behaviour with individual pupils and small groups.
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    School Based Training 1: Reflections on Practice

    This is the Qualifying School-Based Training placement for secondary teachers. It is designed to develop students’ confidence and competence to lead learning and to meet the Teachers’ Standards leading to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. Students will also be prepared for their induction year as Newly Qualified Teachers. Students are expected to engage professionally in all aspects of school life. They research all areas of the curriculum in order to identify areas for improvement in their own subject knowledge and subsequently draw on the expertise of subject specialists in the school context. Students will be expected to plan, teach and assess whole classes for a sustained period.

    Students' practice is jointly assessed by the school mentor and UEL tutors in line with the Teachers' Standards. A further item of assessment is a critical reflection on their professional development. In meeting the learning and assessment requirements for this module, students will also be addressing the following research skills: project planning, knowledge management, interpretation skills, problem-solving in different contexts, creative thinking, critically reflective writing and managing discussion

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    Database Systems

    To equip students with the technical skills to design, implement and deploy a database management system.

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    Web and Mobile App Development

    The aim of this module is to give students hands on experience of a variety of advanced software development methodologies and techniques for developing industry standard software applications.

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    Advanced Programming

    To build upon foundational programming skills by looking at advanced object-oriented programming methods and concepts.

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    Data Communications and Networks

    This module introduces fundamental principles of data communication and provides a detailed understanding of internet working using the TCP/IP suite of protocols. Students will have opportunities to gain hands-on experience of data communications technologies and the use of the TCP/IP suite of protocols for the implementation of contemporary computer networks and related applications.

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    School Based Training 2: Reflections on Practice

    This is the Qualifying School-Based Training placement for secondary teachers. It is designed to develop students’ confidence and competence to lead learning and to meet the Teachers’ Standards leading to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. Students will also be prepared for their induction year as Newly Qualified Teachers. Students are expected to engage professionally in all aspects of school life. They research all areas of the curriculum in order to identify areas for improvement in their own subject knowledge and subsequently draw on the expertise of subject specialists in the school context. Students will be expected to plan, teach and assess whole classes for a sustained period.

    Students' practice is jointly assessed by the school mentor and UEL tutors in line with the Teachers' Standards. A further item of assessment is a critical reflection on their professional development. In meeting the learning and assessment requirements for this module, students will also be addressing the following research skills: project planning, knowledge management, interpretation skills, problem-solving in different contexts, creative thinking, critically reflective writing and managing discussion.

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    Researching Computer Science Learning

    This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to research their own practice and to use data to inform learning and teaching in computer science.

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    Mental Wealth; Professional Life 3 (Project)

    Developing professional skills are increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to apply the full range of skills, competencies and experience required for successful development to, and in, a range of potential future career areas.

    Herein you will advance the areas identified at level 5 for their own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    You will undertake a sizeable piece of individual academic work in an area of your own interest relevant to, and demonstrating technical skills acquired in, your programme of study. You will normally need to research one or more academic topic areas and then apply your findings to the construction of a computer-based system.

    You will consider the ethical, legal, social, and professional issues in the construction of systems and the project will require appropriate research, analysis, design, implementation, quality assurance, evaluation and project management.

    You will reflect on the success of the strategies that you employed to further develop your reflective skills, self-awareness, 'life style' and 'self care' approaches and where necessary improve your approaches.

    You will have an opportunity to select an in-house microbusiness to join in the role of 'Manager'. In this position you will oversee the successful operation of the enterprise, coach and mentor students new to the programme. Working collaboratively with peers and academic staff, you will ensure the effective delivery of a live project by managing people and physical resources. In doing so you will apply the skills learnt elsewhere in your studies (and from external activities) required in the workplace.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    This module investigates methods of state of the art and research trends in Artificial Intelligence and related topics. In particular, the module introduces AI from machine learning to biologically inspired AI systems. This provides students with knowledge of the principles and applications of AI systems, and to promote appreciation of the current state of development in this area.

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    Active Inquiry

    This module develops a student’s knowledge and understanding of critical thinking, reflective practice and educational research. Students will develop an awareness of action research (its processes, practices and relevance for reflective educational practice and change) and knowledge of pedagogy, through primary research and the critical evaluation of theory and literature. As trainee teachers students will carry-out classroom interventions informed by reading and research activity and to reflect critically on the process and identify appropriate classroom strategies to develop learning and teaching which are informed through educational research and scholarship.

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    School-based Learning 3: Reflections on Practice

    This is the Qualifying School-Based Training placement for secondary teachers. It is designed to develop students’ confidence and competence to lead learning and to meet the Teachers’ Standards leading to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. Students will also be prepared for their induction year as Newly Qualified Teachers. Students are expected to engage professionally in all aspects of school life. They research all areas of the curriculum in order to identify areas for improvement in their own subject knowledge and subsequently draw on the expertise of subject specialists in the school context. Students will be expected to plan, teach and assess whole classes for a sustained period. Students' practice is jointly assessed by the school mentor and UEL tutors in line with the Teachers' Standards. A further item of assessment is a critical reflection on their professional development. In meeting the learning and assessment requirements for this module, students will also be addressing the following research skills: project planning, knowledge management, interpretation skills, problem-solving in different contexts, creative thinking, critically reflective writing and managing discussion. 

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

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.

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