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BSc Computer Science(For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to well-defined problems.
2. Analyse well defined problems reaching substantiated conclusions.
3. Use appropriate computational and analytical techniques to solve well-defined problems recognising the limitations of the techniques employed.
4. Select and use technical literature and other sources of information to address well-defined problems.
5. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet business, customer or user needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health and safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal and environmental matters, codes of practice and industry standards.
6. Apply a systematic approach to the solution of well-defined problems.
7. Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to well defined problems.
8. Apply ethical principles and recognise the need for engineers to exercise their responsibilities in an ethical manner and in line with professional codes of conduct.
9. Identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a well-defined project or activity.
10. Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks.
11. Recognise the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
12. Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate well-defined problems.
13. Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes to plan and undertake well-defined programmes of work.
14. Recognise the need for quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of well-defined problems.
15. Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context and project management to well-defined problems.
16. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.
17. Communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences.
18. Plan and record self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD.

Skills Learning Outcomes
Communication, Time management, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Actve learning, Academic Integrity, Personal management


The programme is assessed via a range of assessment techniques appropriate to the learning outcomes of the modules. Each module consists of a portfolio containing a collection of exercises and activities designed to allow students to demonstrate the learning outcomes at a passing threshold level. This component of work will be Pass/Fail. Students will have an opportunity to receive feedback and an indication of performance on components of the portfolio prior to the final submission point. In addition to the portfolio, each module will have a set of terminal assessments designed to assess mastery of the subject knowledge and skills.


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