Welcome to the Department of Computing & Immersive Technologies (CSY)
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Welcome to the Department of Computing & Immersive Technologies (CSY)
The University of Northampton We are a Top 50 UK University* 89% student satisfaction** 96% employability*** Teaching excellence Research Social entrepreneurship – UK’s first Changemaker Campus† Location More than just a good degree *Guardian University Guide 2014 **National Student Survey 2014 ***HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2012/2013. July 2014, compared to full University status for HEIs for full time study first Undergraduate degree leavers. †Ashoka U, 2014 Why choose us?
Going to University can be life-changing. You will be able to try out new activities, you will meet new people and make friends. You will be able to develop new skills and gain confidence. The time spent at University can have a significant impact on your future. Studying at University means also that you will need to be prepared to work hard and to manage your own time. This will help you to become more independent. Higher education isn't just for people who do A levels. There are many different types of higher education courses, and different methods of study to suit your existing commitments. Higher education qualification can help you to become more employable, so it is a real investment in you future! Going to University Introduction
Studying Computing The computing industry is continually growing and is integral to people's daily lives and businesses. Computing is an ideal subject for those who are keen to study a broad range of computing ideas and develop innovative solutions to problems, or improvements to current situations.
We offer courses in the following subject areas/awards: MSc Computing MEng/MSc Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) MEng Computing (Computer Systems Engineering) MSc Computing (Internet Technology & Security) MSc Computing (Software Engineering) MSc Computing (Immersive Technologies) Undergraduate Postgraduate BSc/HND/HNC Computing BEng/HND Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) BEng/HND Computing (Computer Systems Engineering) BSc/HND Computing (Graphics & Visualisation) BSc/HND Computing (Web Technology & Security) BSc/HND Computing (Mobile Computing) BSc/HND Computing (Software Engineering) BSc/HND Computer Games Development BSc/HND Business Computing (Systems) BSc/HND Business Computing (Web Design)
The courses are flexible so that the opportunities exist to change pathways during the first year of the course. The SEVEN applicable pathways for Computing are: Flexibility Opportunity to specialize Computing, Computer Networks Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Graphics & Visualisation, Web Technology & Security, Mobile Computing, Software Engineering Business Computing has two pathways so you can move between Systems Web Design during the first year. You would need to decide on Computer Games & Development from the outset. Applicants should indicate the pathway they wish to pursue. Part time study at any stage is also an option.
BSc & BEng Computing and BSc Business Computing courses are three years and the HND courses two years full-time. Completion of the HND will enable transfer* to the BSc or BEng. They are integrated and wide ranging courses in which it is possible to specialize in topics such as computer hardware, computer software, computer networks, business computing and the Internet. The common first years introduce varied aspects of computing, and lay the foundations for whichever specialist pathway is pursued in the second and/or third years. Which course? BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) or HND The first year of the course explores the design and operation of computer systems, both hardware and software and covers programming and problem solving, databases, network technology, systems specification, computer systems, web and information technology. * Degree classification will be based on the final year for HND transfers, whereas classification normally based on year 2 and 3 grades.
Common First Year – Computing CS MC CN C WT GV SE Level 4: CSY1014 Computer Systems20 CSY1014 CSY1017 Computer Communications20 CSY1017 CSY1018 Web Development20 CSY1018 CSY1019 Software Engineering 120 CSY1019 CSY1020 Problem Solving & Programming20 CSY1020 CSY1026 Databases 120 CSY1026 Computing C Computer Networks Engineering CN Computer Systems Engineering CS Web Technology & Security WT Software Engineering SE Mobile Computing MC Graphics & Visualisation GV
Second Year - Computing CS MC CN C IT GV SE Level 5: CSY2001 Computer Networks20 CSY2001 CSY2002 Operating Systems20 CSY2002 CSY2006 Software Engineering 2 20CSY2006 CSY2008 Formal Specification of Software Systems 20CSY2008 CSY2015 Microprocessor Systems20 CSY2015 CSY2026 Modern Networks 20 CSY2026 CSY2027 Group Project20 CSY2027 CSY2028 Web Programming20 CSY2028 CSY2029 Databases 2 20 CSY2029 CSY2030 Systems Design & Development20 CSY2030 CSY2033 Graphics 2D 20 CSY2033
Final Year - Computing CS MC CN C WT GV SE Level 6: CSY3010 Media Technology 20 CSY3010 CSY3013 Software Engineering 3 20 CSY3013 CSY3015 Embedded Real Time Systems 20 CSY3015 CSY3021 Wireless & Advanced Network Technologies 20 CSY3021 CSY3022 Digital Signal Processing 20 CSY3022 CSY3023 Cyber Security & Cryptography 20 CSY3023 CSY3024 Database 3 20 CSY3024 CSY3025 Artificial Intelligence Techniques 20 CSY3025 CSY3028 Graphics 3D 20 CSY3028 CSY3029 Mobile Computing 20 CSY3029 CSY4010 Computing Dissertation 40 CSY4010
Common First Year – Business Computing BS WD Level 4: Computer Systems20 CSY1014 Databases 120 CSY1026 Web Development20 CSY1018 Software Engineering 120 CSY1019 Problem Solving & Programming20 CSY1020 Digital Footprint20 CSY1030
Second Year – Business Computing BS WD Level 5: Group Project 20 CSY2027 Web Programming 20 CSY2028 Databases 2 20 CSY2029 Systems Design & Development 20 CSY2030 Quality and User-Centred Systems 20 CSY2041 Service Management 20 BUS2015 Web & Social Media Management 20 MKT2038 Creative Design for the Web 20 MKT2039
A typical offer is 140-160 UCAS tariff points. In addition to standard entry requirements, applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C or above. Previous experience of computing is desirable. We welcome applications from mature students with relevant computing experience. Entry Requirements BSc (Hons) & BEng (Hons) HND/HNC A typical offer is between 260-300 UCAS tariff points. A wide range of qualifications are accepted, usually at least a relevant HNC. For the top-up with direct entry into the final level, students must have a relevant HND or Foundation Degree and are required to demonstrate a suitable profile of achievement.
An emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories - Robots. A supportive approach to tuition with small classroom (≤100) and laboratory (≤20) sizes. Supportive and approachable tutors. Student Support Initiative – 2nd Year students assist 1st Year students. Course and module support via the course web site and University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Student Computing Society & the BCS. Special Course Features A common first year giving students flexibility and time to choose a specialism. Modular curriculum with opportunities for module selection to suit an individuals chosen career pathway. Choice of full-time, part-time or one year top-up. Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2. Exciting career opportunities: GE, HMGCC. Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories. Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
Aleksandra Dziubek "The University of Northampton offers many volunteering opportunities and work related projects to help boost your CV and make it stand out. Completing my degree was a wonderful experience and certainly one of the best times of my life." *HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2012/2013. July 2014, compared to full University status for HEIs for full time study first Undergraduate degree leavers. Computing (Internet Technology and Security) BSc (Hons)
Currently the largest Student Union Society! Activities (Linux, Raspberry Pi, Enterprise/Consult….) Employability Social Enterprise Study Skills Gaming (LAN party!) Social Social activities
Aleksandra Dziubek and Vimukthi Mudiyanselage discuss their experiences on the BSc Computing course. Case Study
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