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Overview

This course is subject to validation

This course will develop your skills and teach you how to use emerging technologies in mobile and web development/programming. You will learn how to write intelligent mobile/web applications and gain expertise in systems design and analysis. Using tools such as React, Graphical databases, NodeJS etc upon graduating you will be able to write scripting languages for developing dynamic, interactive and secure web and responsive mobile solutions. 

This programme will equip students with the skills to design, develop and maintain secure and usable web and mobile applications that exploit the capabilities of the internet, IoT sensors in the handheld devices and Artificial Intelligence. 

What makes this course different

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1st in the UK

Our Computing courses are ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020)

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Optional placement year available

You can opt to have a placement year to gain hands on experience in the real world, and effectively connect what you will have learnt at university to the industry.

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Access to tools

Our computing students get access to a wide range of Microsoft development tools such as visual studio. Students on our courses can also take part in workshops that prepare them for the Microsoft certifications including Azure.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Underlying theories relevant to core Computer Science areas. 
  • Principles of computer programming and software development.
  • A variety of specialised topics such as networks, computer programming, mobile applications, and intelligent systems within the area of Computer Science. 
  • An understanding of the professional and ethical issues relevant to the field of the Computer Science. 

You will learn about mobile & web development including React programming with SQL and NO SQL databases.  You will be able to incorporate AI algorithms in mobile and web application  and be able to programme  IoT  sensors in smart phone applications. 

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This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Information Systems Modelling and Design

    This module develops the skills and techniques required for analysing, modelling and designing information systems and covers some of the key legal, social, ethical and professional issues relating to the information systems development

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    Software Development

    This module provides students with the skills necessary to design, implement and test software applications using a high-level programming language. The module is taught from first principals and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. The module focuses on programming fundamentals such as variables, control structures, arrays and the procedural programming methodology and then goes on to introduce the object-oriented programming concepts of objects, classes and inheritance.

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    Maths for Computing

    This module will help students build fundamental knowledge in mathematical concepts and skills that are required for the study and application of computer science. This module starts with the basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts that are used in almost every aspect of computer science. This is followed by topics on logic that are fundamental concepts used in the functioning of computer hardware and design and programming of software. Computer science theory heavily relies on proofs. This module will handle the basics of proof techniques. The module will go on to cover topics in basic abstract and linear algebra and touch upon advance topics like groups and using matrices to solve systems of linear equations. Finally, the basics of probability and some concepts in statistics will be covered.

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    Computer Systems and 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

    The module will allow learners to examine the requirements for web applications and to select appropriate tools and techniques with which to design and build them. They will be able to use those selected tools and techniques to design, implement and test web pages. They will be able to provide professional documentation for the web pages produced.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life 1

    Developing the key psychological and physical determinants of human performance 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 develop skills, competencies and experience required for successful development to, and in, a range of potential future career areas.

    Herein you will begin to recognise the areas for your own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    Central to the developmental process is for each student to cultivate the reflective skills, openness and self-awareness to enable themselves to assess what they are doing, identify areas for improvement, and confidently receive and give constructive feedback. Students will additionally develop knowledge of strategies to advance their own physical intelligence through 'life style' and 'self-care' approaches to inform their health and wellbeing.

    Having acquired understanding of the key developmental areas, you will have opportunity to pitch a small scale design project to a panel of practitioners, and be mentored and supervised by students from higher years. In this position you will learn and begin to apply the cognitive, cultural and social intelligences developed elsewhere in your studies (and from external activities) as required in the workplace, namely cognitive flexibility, emotional resilience, motivation, ethical decision-making, managing your audience, coordinating with others, negotiation, creativity, active listening, attention, problem solving, research, synthesis and analysis.

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    Database Systems

    This module aims to provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge that influences the design, implementation and applications of database management systems. It promotes the understanding of database systems in information management by providing technical skills that are required to deploy a database management system using various languages and tools that can be used within games development.

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    Data Structures & Algorithms

    This module builds upon the foundational programming skills by looking at how to distinguish between, use and build a range of advanced data structures such as queues, stack and trees. The module also provides students with conceptual knowledge of the analysis, design and implementation of algorithms, such as sorting and searching, for solving complex problems.

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    Web and Mobile App Development

    The aim of this module is to give you hands on experience of a variety of advanced software development methodologies and techniques for developing industry standard software applications using front end and back end tools.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life 2

    Developing the key psychological and physical determinants of human performance 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 several of the 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 4 for your own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    This module will help you develop: an understanding of job market forces and influences; required skills to enable you to make successful applications for a job in the architecture sector; effective representation in interviews; opportunities to gain work experience in an architectural practice (as a placement) to learn more about how to apply your knowledge and learning in practice.

    Through engagement with the Career Passport, you will reflect on the success of the strategies that they employed to further develop your reflective skills, self-awareness, 'life style' and 'self-care' approaches and where necessary improve their approaches.

    You will use a design project chosen and set by the academic staff. This may be a competition or a live project. In so doing, you will apply the cognitive, cultural and social intelligences you have learnt elsewhere.

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    Advanced Programming

    This module will build upon foundational programming skills by looking at advanced object-oriented programming methods and concepts. You will design, develop, document and deploy safe, event-driven programs with advanced graphical user interfaces. You will also be introduced to functional, concurrent and network programming paradigms.

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    Data Communications and Networks

    This module introduces fundamental principles of data communication and provides a detailed understanding of internetworking using the TCP/IP suite of protocols. You 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.

  • Optional Modules
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    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

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    Computer and Network Security

    • Provides students with a detailed understanding of the methods used by attackers to compromise computer system and network security.
    • Enables students to compare and contrast the various tools and techniques that can be used to protect computer systems and networks from attack and to select appropriate tools and techniques for dealing with specific attacks.
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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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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life 3

    Developing the key psychological and physical determinants of human performance 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 your own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    This module will help provide: an overview of professional responsibilities of the profession, the regulations and procedures involved in the approval and construction of designs, and the relevant context of the construction industry; and a framework within which you practice the integration of Professional and Technical concerns within a design proposal.

    Through engagement with the Career Passport, 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.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom run their own practices or work in practice, which ensures that the practice-led research which is disseminated in the studio, or actually takes place there, is relevant to industry and practice.
Within each module are a design component and support/contextual component with the intention that knowledge and skills are always introduced and developed in relation to studio projects.

Guided independent study
When not attending timetabled lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and Moodle.

Academic support
Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

Dedicated personal tutor
When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Workload

Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.
The approximate percentages for this course are:
Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
 

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

  • Year 1: 50% coursework, 20% practical, 30% exams
  • Year 2: 50% coursework, 20% practical, 30% exams
  • Year 3: 50% coursework, 20% practical, 30% exams
     

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.

Nadeem Qazi

Dr Qazi is a Lecturer of Computer Science and Informatics at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.

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The teaching team of this degree course have years of experience working in field of software developments, AI and big data industry. They are involved in cutting edge research, bringing an impressive range of professional experience and technical prowess to the course, so you’ll have the chance to explore and evaluate a range of perspectives relating to your studies. This degree has been designed for you to fulfil this increasing demand of mobile application industry sector, strong emphasis on programming – but don’t worry the course covers what you need to know.

Dr Nadeem Qazi

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

A Computer Science (Web and Mobile Technologies) degree is the perfect springboard for a career in the sector, in addition to the tech and digital industries.
The kinds of role you could go into include:

  • Software Industry
  • Financial Sector
  • Health Care
  • Games Industry
  • Web Developer
  • Web Design
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Back-end Developer
  • Full-stack Developer
  • UI/UX Designer

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