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Computer Science
Undergraduate course
MEng

Computer Science

Overview

With technology firms around the world crying out for talented and highly-skilled graduates, this course is dedicated to putting you at the forefront of computer science engineering and will enable you to graduate with a masters-level qualification. It aligns with some of the key themes of the increasingly influential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects which have been deemed a major priority by the Government in order to create a skilled workforce and a strong economy.

In a networked and converged world that's packed with opportunities, you will develop the skills to be able to solve computing problems in any industry. You will examine computer systems, understand how they work, the problems that arise and the implications of what companies are developing. You will also hone your expertise in emerging technologies and build your abilities in project management and teamworking.

You will study advanced software engineering, cloud computing, distributed databases, network management, converged networking technologies, industrial control systems, robotics, theories of algorithms, scientific computing and systems integration. Your studies will give you the confidence to be innovative as you work on the development, integration and control of unique systems.

We are committed to giving you hands-on experience that will help you stand out from the crowd and impress employers when you graduate. That's why you will be encouraged to undertake a paid placement during your second year - it will be a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable experience without adding to the length of your study. In-depth study in your third and fourth years will allow you to critique your skills and ensure they are aligned to both your specific area of expertise and your career ambitions.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.
We have designed this course in partnership with industry, ensuring everything you study will be current and will reflect the latest trends in computer science engineering. Our teaching team has a wealth of industrial and research experience which will feed into your learning, and we also invite leading industry practitioners to deliver guest lectures and share their expertise.

Many of your assessments will be practical. You will give demonstrations and produce projects, reports and presentations that will help you link theory to practice, preparing you for life in the workplace. We also organise an annual event which will enable you to showcase your projects and innovative ideas with industry.

You will be able to put your knowledge and skills into practice in our state-of-the-art sand-boxed laboratories with full administrator access, giving you the freedom to experiment, design and control networks.

To enhance your practical skills, you will have the option to undertake a paid 30-week work placement (subject to availability) during your second year, something that really sets us apart from most other universities. You will be able to tailor your studies to relate to your placement, allowing you to put what you learn into practice straight away. This opportunity means you can graduate with a masters qualification backed up by significant computing work experience in only four years. Many of our computing students also go on to take up full-time positions with the companies where they spent their placements.

Many of our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). We also intend to seek BCS accreditation for this course soon (subject to approval).

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Study abroad option
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
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Careers

Adil Ali

Careers

Adil Ali
Webmaster Mudfords Ltd

BSc (Hons) Computing

“Building a website as part of a group project gave me the confidence and experience in my current job to build a new e-commerce site from scratch in six months. My employers were so impressed with my skills that I’m now responsible for all areas of the website, including photographing products, SEO and online marketing.

Modules & learning

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Fundamentals of Computer Science

Fundamentals of Computer Programming

Fundamentals of Operating Systems

Computer Systems Architecture

Object Oriented Programming

Computer Communications

Computer Science Projects

Software Systems Development

Network Applications

Developing the Computer Scientist

Operating Systems in Practice

Converged Communication Architectures

Developing Mobile Applications

Mobile & Cellular Systems

Project

Business Intelligence

Service Oriented Architecture

Dissertation

Cloud Computing Development

Advanced Software Engineering

ICT & Environment

Engineering Systems Control

Intelligent Systems & Robotics

 Kiran Voderhobli
Kiran Voderhobli
Course Director
Kiran's teaching and research interests are in the areas of networking and sustainable computing. Before entering academia, he worked in industry developing a bespoke secure Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions which created a secure cryptographic communications tunnel for voice and data communications. His most recent research was on including malicious signature detection into networking protocols to create a ubiquitous security system.
Our Computer Science course creates engineers geared to deal with future challenges in advanced and converged computing. Graduates from our MEng courses stand out from the crowd with a specialist skill set and expertise ideal for careers in computer science, an area where there is currently a significant skills shortage.
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Fees & funding

The Undergraduate fee rates for 2018/19 are still subject to government approval at the current time. Early indications from the Government suggest that the rate will be set at approximately £9,250 per year for full time students. Part time students will pay a pro-rata of this based on the number of modules studied and the credit load of those modules.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • IT Labs
    IT Labs

    The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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