First Year in Computer Science
Jump straight into the first year of your Computing degree, but benefit from an integrated approach that offers a supported transition to studying in the UK.
If your IELTS score and high school leaving grades exceed the requirements for foundation entry, this option is for you. The Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC) module is taught at the college, but the rest of the course is taught at the University.
- ILSC: extra support with study and communication skills during the first year of your degree, preparing you for success at undergraduate level
- Optional placement year – mandatory for BA (Hons) International Business
Pathways at the University of Plymouth
Fees for 2021/22
Fees for 2022/23
Analysis and Design
You will apply fundamental analysis and design concepts to a team project, using requirements and systems engineering in a web application development scenario.
You will develop a basic understanding of the hardware components of computer systems. The module includes low-level programming and you will also look at memory and process management, as well as security and virtualisation.
Cybersecurity and Networks
You will explore networking concepts and robust cybersecurity, examining threats and issues in security design of host systems and networks.
Provides an intensive introduction to Software Engineering for those studying Computer Science or related courses where programming is a core and necessary component. The module includes coverage of problem solving involving abstraction and problem decomposition. At the outset implementation uses an imperative / structured programming approach, before moving onto Object Oriented and Event-driven methodologies.
Algorithms, Data Structures and Mathematics
Data structures and algorithms lie at the heart of Computer Science as they are the basis for the efficient solution of programming tasks. In this module, students will study core algorithms and data structures, as well as being given an introduction to algorithm analysis and basic Mathematics for Computer Science.
Programme Introduction and Development Workshops
This module provides an introduction for students to the concepts, modes of study and technical content relevant to their programme of study. It also provides a grounding in the basics of iterative development, version control, testing and documentation. Workshop sessions cover the essentials towards prototype release in either Games or Web development fundamentals.
Stage 1 Computing Placement Preparation
If you’re planning on undertaking a placement in your final year, this module will assist you in your search, preparing you for a year in industry.
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Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
You will develop your academic communication skills and use of digital technology for higher education.
How will I be assessed? 60% coursework, 40% exam