Wakefield City Campus
3 Years full-time or 5 years part-time
Time of Day
University of Hull
Progression within Wakefield College
Opportunity for Placement
Programme Design and Overview
The course is mainly assignment-based and has been designed in consultation
with employers to ensure that you will develop necessary knowledge and skills to
be successful in industry. There is also an opportunity throughout this course
for students to participate in work placements with local employers within the
computing industry to gain valuable experience before they enter to industry
themselves on a full-time basis. We also have small class sizes and a high
level of tutor support help ease you through this degree course.
Computer Science plays a vital role in the technological developments that
have become part of everyday life. In this honours degree we will provide you
with the fundamental programming and problem-solving skills required in the
Computing sector whilst covering a range of cutting-edge topics such as
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data.
Fundamentals of Programming
Architecture & Networks
Algorithms & Data Structures
Maths for Computing
Security & Forensics
Database & Back-End
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Big Data Analytics
Software Development for Mobile Applications
This is a taught course where you'll participate in a range of learning activities including lectures, classroom presentations, research tasks, group work, practical workshops, tutorials, and self-directed activities. Through these sessions, you'll develop the knowledge and skills to support your assignment work. You will normally have about 10 hours of taught classes per week and will be expected to complete another 10 hours per week self-directed study.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme
Our assessment approach is tailored around the academic and employability
skills needed to pursue a career in this fast-paced, demanding sector. As
such, many of the assessments relate to the application of knowledge, with the
generation of a solution to an industry related problem.
Assessment will be in a variety of formats including
presentations, written reports, development of coded solutions and practical
64 UCAS points which can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff
All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview and should
also have GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C or above or have an Access to HE Diploma in
a relevant area. Suitable diplomas include Computing/Science/Maths
Applications will be considered on an individual basis and
applicants with extenuating circumstances may be accepted with a lower tariff at
the discretion of Wakefield College.
2.5 days per week full-time
1 day per week part-time
Each year is 30 weeks
These fees relate to 2022/23
Full-time: £6,950.00 per year
Part-time: £4,170.00 per
Course Costs Included in the fees:
Teaching and assessment,
Library use and University Centre facilities and equipment.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free
entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification
fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.
Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying
this qualification as a standalone course.
Additional Course Costs
Course Costs Not Included in the Fees
Course books - many of the books are
recommended, however there is at least one core textbook per module that is
Stationery - It is mandatory
that you come prepared with pens, pencils, a ruler and paper as some of the
modules will require you to take physical notes away from a computer. It is also
recommended you have a set of highlighters to help with your notes.
Some modules with require the use of a calculator, you can use
your mobile phone for this but if you do have a scientific calculator (from £10
on Amazon) it is recommended you use this instead.
Peripherals – You will need to ensure you have a
computer or a laptop able to download and execute the following programs:
• Microsoft Visual Studio (Community Version)
• Eclipse IDE for
• Visual Studio Code
At the time of writing, all software above is free
In terms of
a laptop or a PC we recommend you use Microsoft Windows 10 as your Operating
System as it is better equipped to handle the course content.
Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no
charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing
credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will
have to pay for extra credits.
Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to
return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per
book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.
Financial Support Information
For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304
The course will enable students to undertake a postgraduate qualification. Wakefield College offers a range of postgraduate qualifications in Education and there are a range of MA programmes at a number of regional and national HE institutions available. Students will explore such progression opportunities via modules studied on the programme and via personal tutorials.
There are a wide number of Computing & IT related careers you can enter
in this field, with the potential for employment spread across all career
sectors. Popular job titles include:
• Programmer / Software Developer
• IT Analyst / Consultant
• Data Analyst / Scientist
• Web Developer
• Full Stack Developer
How to Apply
You will need to apply for this course through the UCAS system at: www.ucas.ac.uk.
If you're interested in applying for this course, please complete a part-time
HE/Professional application form and return it to the Freepost address on the
If you don't receive an application form with this course leaflet please
contact Course Information on 01924 789111.
External candidates should apply through UCAS and will be interviewed and
following the interview may be offered either a conditional or unconditional
offer depending on their existing qualifications. Interviews normally take place
between January and May but can take place earlier or later if required.
For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the
'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website: http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education/he-policies.
Disability Support Information
We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.
The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled
learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at: Additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk
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