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BSc (Hons) Computing Informatics

Entry requirements

240 pts made up of at least two A levels (all subjects except General Studies considered) or one 12-unit vocational A level. The remaining points can be made up as you wish. Key skills are not included in the points calculation. At least one technical subject preferred. Other qualifications (eg Access Courses) also considered.
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Contact details

Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1752 233322

Contact email

technology@plymouth.ac.uk

Course summary

This course focuses on the development of information systems in a business context. It includes systems analysis and design, information retrieval, artificial intelligence, software engineering, networking and web-development. Our aim is to produce business-aware information systems professionals. This course is accredited by the British Computer Society.

Previous computing experience is not required, but is helpful. This course is based in the School of Computing, Communications and Electronics and in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, our research in Computer Science was rated 5, denoting international excellence.

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What the students say

"The Computing Informatics degree was exactly what I was looking for - not too scientific with a broad technical base. I think the placement year is one of the best parts of the degree and gives you a greater understanding of the topics studied." Claire Walkely

"A very varied and interesting course. I particularly enjoyed my project, which gave me the opportunity to investigate a new software development technology. It was a great help in getting me my current job." Ben Cassie

Combined degrees including this subject

We offer a Combined honours Minor Pathway in Computing in conjunction with most courses in the University including Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Geology, Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Politics, Sociology, Law, Geography, Economics, Modern Languages, Social Research and Geography.

Special features

  • This course is accredited by the British Computer Society and graduates are exempt from Parts 1 and 2 of the British Computer Society’s examinations
  • It includes a placement year that gives students invaluable opportunities to experience various aspects of the computing industry
  • The course is based in the School of Computing and in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, our research in Computer Science was rated 5, denoting international excellence

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Career opportunities

Our graduates have found positions as analysts, programmers, web developers, database administrators and business analysts.

Of all the courses offered by the University, BSc (Hons) Computing Informatics has one of the best employment records for graduates.

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society and offers exemption from Parts 1 and 2 examinations (except for the foreign langauge route) and the opportunity to progress to Chartered Engineer status.

 What companies have said about our placement students:

"I have been impressed by the excellent technical skills brought to the company - I am keen to build good relationships with the University of Plymouth" - British Airways

"We have decided to employ six students that we interviewed and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the University of Plymouth on the calibre of the students" - British Steel

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