Applied Computing, BSc (Hons)
Applied Computing, BSc (Hons)
Applied Computing, BSc (Hons)
Applied Computing, BSc (Hons)

Explore subjects such as online security, databases, networks, the Internet of Things and emerging technologies and prepare yourself for an exciting and diverse IT career.

Every industry needs computing specialists and those with the skills to design, develop and test software. This degree can provide great graduate prospects and the opportunity to work in a range of organisations across the world.

This course will set you up to take advantage of these opportunities by providing a broad base of skills to design and implement IT solutions for a range of business problems.

Throughout the programme you will study a broad range of modules, including: Software Development, Web Technologies and Platforms, Advanced Networking and Cyber Security, Project Management using a broad range of technologies and languages.

As a Microsoft Training Partner and Cisco Networking Academy you will also have opportunities to complete a wide range of industry-recognised qualifications alongside your studies, including pathways in Cloud computing, cyber security, artificial intelligence and data.

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Duration:
Full-Time: 3 years (2 days per week)
Part-Time: 4 years (1.5 days per week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Winter Gardens Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: APCO
Campus: -
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Part-time: £6,675 per year
Additional information about this course:
Depending on the nature of their work placements, students on this course may have to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an additional cost of £40.

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The course covers computing fundamentals in areas including databases, software design and development, cyber security and the Internet of Things, and also includes a work placement to enhance your employability.

It culminates in a collaborative project and a practical, independent initiative, where you will be encouraged to showcase your skills by working with businesses and other organisations. In the past, for example, Applied Computing students have partnered with Visit Somerset to create websites for a host of tourism-related businesses.

You will also get the chance to undertake relevant day trips and longer residential visits at an additional expense. UCW Applied Computing students recently visited Florida to tour NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre and Universal’s Digital Animation and Visual Effects School.

The course is taught at our Knightstone Campus and you will also be able to take advantage of the technology suites in our new University Centre in the redeveloped Winter Gardens, which is also in the centre of Weston.

The best way to decide if UCW is the place for you is to come along to our next Open Day. Our HEART student services team should be able answer any of your questions about UCW, and you can contact the course leader Jason Hill with any specific enquiries about the course.

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Top up to an Applied Computing BSc (Hons) at UCW to explore subjects such as online security and emerging technologies, and prepare yourself for an exciting career in IT.

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Sean Shearing
Programme Coordinator - Degree Apprenticeships Computing

Sean is the primary software lecturer at UCW. He graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Computing. After graduating he went on to work as a Software Developer Specialising in the C# and ASP.Net applications. He has also worked with a number of companies requiring Penetration Testing, Mobile Application Development and Desktop Application Development using a variety of languages and working with large teams of Developers. After four years working in the sector, Sean opted for a career change, and brings his industry experience into the class room to prepare students for the world of work.
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Jason Hill
Curriculum Coordinator - Computing

Jason graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Applied Computing and then went on to form his own business, Logical View Solutions, where he delivered marketing and web development projects for a number of prestigious clients. After a successful spell in industry, Jason turned to education and has been lecturing at UCW for almost a decade. Jason is also responsible for our World Skills success in Website Development, teaching and coaching learners through the competition process at a national level.
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Ben Hobbs
Lecturer - Computing

Ben earned a First Class Honours degree in Applied Computing ay UCW before taking up his teaching role and also has a background in student mentoring. He used his IT skills to help students at the Music Makers Academy record songs and set up concerts, and is particularly interested in computer animation, website development and software development.
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      Sean Shearing
      Programme Coordinator - Degree Apprenticeships Computing

      Sean is the primary software lecturer at UCW. He graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Computing. After graduating he went on to work as a Software Developer Specialising in the C# and ASP.Net applications. He has also worked with a number of companies requiring Penetration Testing, Mobile Application Development and Desktop Application Development using a variety of languages and working with large teams of Developers. After four years working in the sector, Sean opted for a career change, and brings his industry experience into the class room to prepare students for the world of work.
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      Jason Hill
      Curriculum Coordinator - Computing

      Jason graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Applied Computing and then went on to form his own business, Logical View Solutions, where he delivered marketing and web development projects for a number of prestigious clients. After a successful spell in industry, Jason turned to education and has been lecturing at UCW for almost a decade. Jason is also responsible for our World Skills success in Website Development, teaching and coaching learners through the competition process at a national level.
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      Ben Hobbs
      Lecturer - Computing

      Ben earned a First Class Honours degree in Applied Computing ay UCW before taking up his teaching role and also has a background in student mentoring. He used his IT skills to help students at the Music Makers Academy record songs and set up concerts, and is particularly interested in computer animation, website development and software development.
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        Explore subjects such as online security, databases, networks, the Internet of Things and emerging technologies and prepare yourself for an exciting and diverse IT career.

        Every industry needs computing specialists and those with the skills to design, develop and test software. This degree can provide great graduate prospects and the opportunity to work in a range of organisations across the world.

        This course will set you up to take advantage of these opportunities by providing a broad base of skills to design and implement IT solutions for a range of business problems.

        Throughout the programme you will study a broad range of modules, including: Software Development, Web Technologies and Platforms, Advanced Networking and Cyber Security, Project Management using a broad range of technologies and languages.

        As a Microsoft Training Partner and Cisco Networking Academy you will also have opportunities to complete a wide range of industry-recognised qualifications alongside your studies, including pathways in Cloud computing, cyber security, artificial intelligence and data.

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