Why choose a Bolton course?
Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.
- £45 million recent investment in facilities for students
- At Bolton you're a name not a number
- We specialise in degree courses tailored to meet employers' needs
This is a well established course within the university; many generations of graduates of computing have now reached senior positions in industry and the research community.
The course is also taught at the University's Ras al Khaimah campus in the United Arab Emirates. Students can choose to study at RaK for one trimester or for a full year and then complete their programme in Bolton.
About the course
The BSc (Hons) Computing programme aims to provide a broad education in computing and business information systems. It is the central course in the computing group of degrees, incorporating options from both Website Development and Networks and Security and therefore the most flexible choice of all the computing degrees available to study at Bolton.
This course offers a broad coverage of computing subjects, with a core of key computing skills and options in a wide range of computing areas. Students are involved in systems analysis activities, technical and human aspects of design and software development. The course has run successfully here for many years, with continuous developments to modules to ensure current and future trends are examined.
Graduates from the BSc (Hons) Computing have the widest range of career opportunities. The main themes explored and developed across all three years of the course are: systems analysis, database design, programming, website development, communications skills, group work and project work.
- The classes are small so there is plenty of informal interaction with the lecturers and questions can easily be addressed and answered.
- Guest speakers provide relevant, up-to-date input from practitioners in the industry.
- The course is supported by dedicated IT suites.
- Many of the computing facilities can be accessed across the internet from home, allowing students to work on their assignments whenever and wherever they choose.
What you will learn
Although the first year is common to other computing courses, it includes three modules that are specific to Computing: Introduction to Programming, Information Systems & Databases and Computer Platforms. These modules are supported by modules which introduce associated technologies: Website Production, and Networking Fundamentals.
In the second year students develop skills and knowledge in programming, databases, systems analysis and web development. The content of the modules has been designed after consultation with industry and employers to ensure that the areas of study are significant and relevant to their requirements.
In the third year the emphasis is on independent, research-based work; the undertaking of a major project in an area of computing that is of particular interest to the individual student.
What you will study
Core Skills, Website Production, Information Systems & Databases, Introduction to Programming, Computer Platforms, Networking Fundamentals.
Project, Web Programming, Database Theory & Practice, Systems Analysis, Object Oriented Methods, Data Structures & Algorithms.
Professional Issues in Computing, Major Project, Web Application Project Management, Web & Systems Based Programming, Enterprise Infrastructure, Management & Design, Advanced Database Systems, Software Engineering.
Careers and professional development
There is a constant demand for many types of computing professionals, especially those who have acquired the sought-after communication and team-working skills, in addition to purely technical skills. Excellent and diverse career opportunities exist across a wide spectrum of companies from SMEs to multinationals.
Graduates of the BSc(Hons) Computing programme will hold an internationally recognised qualification appropriate for employment in the following areas: IT operations, business analysis, IT support, database administration, programming and web development.
Computing is a global activity and graduates are employable anywhere in the world.
Full exemption has been granted by the British Computer Society (BCS). This means that this course is accredited as partially meeting the educational requirement for CEng/CSci registration. This is the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to a BSc (Hon) course by the BCS.