In the first year, you will study a broad range of subjects common to several courses within the Computing Portfolio. These provide the underpinning required for later years and allow flexibility to transfer across pathways in your first year of study.
During your second year, you will study modules that provide a greater depth for your chosen programme. In the final year, you will undertake a major project which provides a focus for your studies.
The programme has been designed specifically to provide students with the skills required to work with the latest technologies and apply current concepts in areas as diverse as social media, Internet development and e-commerce.
Graduates will develop skills which include: web design, server-side programming, client-side scripting and database development. Along with an appreciation of the important concepts of software design, usability and database administration.
This British Computer Society (BCS) accredited degree scheme is designed to produce suitably equipped graduates to work in the rapidly expanding web and mobile computing industry within the UK. The programme includes the traditional concepts, principles and techniques of web design, server-side programming, client-side scripting and database development. Along with an appreciation of the important concepts of software design, usability and database administration.
Through our industrial links we have also developed a programme structure to provide students with the latest skills along with an appreciation of the demands of industry. This course contributes fully to the academic requirements for graduates to register for the status of Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
Applicants to this programme are numerate and logically-minded, and it is likely that they will have previously studied science, maths or information and communication technology. Such students will seek more specialised, programming, web design and development. They would learn in-depth, a range of concepts: web design, server-side programming, client-side scripting and database development.
Year 1 modules - MComp/BSc/HND/HNC
- Academic & Employability Skills (10 credits)
- Computational Thinking (10 credits)
- Computer Architecture (10 credits)
- Data Visualisation (10 credits)
- Information Engineering (20 credits)
- Interaction Design (10 credits)
- Introduction to Scripting (10 credits)
- Introduction to Web Development (20 credits)
- Software Development (20 credits)
Year 2 modules - MComp/BSc/HND
- Application Design and Development (20 credits)
- Database Management Systems (20 credits)
- Responsive Web Design and Development (20 credits)
- Web Development (20 credits)
- Project Management (10 credits)
- Research Methods (10 credits)
- Optional modules (20 credits)
Year 3 modules - MComp/BSc
- Major Project (40 credits)
- Advanced Web Development (20 credits)
- Distributed Enterprise Applications (20 credits)
- Emerging Web Technologies (20 credits)
- User Experience Design (20 credits)
Year 3 modules - MComp
Integrated Masters: MComp Web Development is a four-year fully-funded undergraduate programme, leading to a Masters-level qualification.
You would be expected to join employers on a fast track to management by learning specialist skills in
- Big Data Web Applications (20 credits)
- Computer Graphics for the Web (20 credits)
- Leadership and Management (20 credits)
- Group Project (60 credits)
Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.
- Dr Kemi Ademoye
- Tim Bashford
- Gareth Jones
- Michael Dacey
- Gordon Dickers
- Associate Prof Stephen James Hole
- Beverley Holland
- Sue Maw
- Dr Nicola J. Whitehead
- James Williams
The School of Applied Computing aims to produce graduates that help shape the future of software engineering. The course content is contemporary and shaped for employability through close links with local and national employers.
Students are assessed through a combination of worksheets, practicals, presentations, projects and examinations. Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of course work set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by written report and presentation.
Students are encouraged to use our links with Software Alliance Wales and Go Wales to work on commercial schemes for their Major Project module. Go Wales provides the opportunity of paid work placements with local businesses.
Our graduates have excellent employment prospects in the computing, teaching, lecturing and ICT industry, as well as in other areas of the economy. Recent statistics show that the vast majority are following their chosen career paths within six months of graduating.
Graduates from this course have gained employment in the field of web design, web development and similar computing disciplines.
Here are some profiles of graduates from this programme and where they are now:
- Simon Bennett (Video)
- Shaun Gregory
- Adam Kerrigan
- Neil Page
- Monica Phan
- Deborah Roberts
- Dafydd Moore
- Roxanne Studholme
- Computing and Information Systems
- Computer Games Development
- Software Engineering
It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.
Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.