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BSc Computer Science

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline;
- Use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.
- Be able to communicate the results of their work;
- Present a structured and coherent simple argument;
- Be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;
- Evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;
- Demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;
- Appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;
- Demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries;
- Demonstrate computational thinking including its relevance to everyday life;
- Operate computing equipment effectively, taking into account its logical and physical properties.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
- Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- Effective information-retrieval skills (including the use of browsers, search engines and catalogues);
- Skills in numeracy and literacy in both understanding and presenting cases involving a quantitative and qualitative dimension;
- Skills for the effective use of general information technology (IT) facilities.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- Demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
- Work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;
- Demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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