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Computing with a Year in Industry (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Chatham, United Kingdom
This exciting Computing with a Year in Industry (Hons) programme at University of Kent offers a solid base of computing skills, enabling graduates to pursue a wide range of careers spanning programmer to systems analyst, software developer to computer scientist.  
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Overview

The Computing with a Year in Industry (Hons) degree at University of Kent looks at software applications and how they might be used within an information system. 

You begin with core fundamentals such as object-oriented programming using Java, human computer interaction, and software engineering, then build skills in web applications programming, database and networking technology, computer security and other current topics. 

Assisted by more in-depth study in optional final year modules, you can graduate with expertise including artificial intelligence, data processing, cryptography, eHealth, data mining and the semantic web. The module topics suit many career paths, and our general principle is to equip you to effectively apply computing concepts to solve real-world problems.

Year in industry

Your year in industry takes place between your second and final year, giving you invaluable work experience. You earn a salary and there may be the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation.

In previous years, students have worked in a range of large and small organisations including well-known names such as: 

  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Thomson Reuters.

Careers

Graduate destinations

Graduates who have both IT knowledge and business skills can expect excellent career prospects. The graduates have gone on to work in:

  • software engineering
  • mobile applications development
  • systems analysis
  • consultancy
  • networking
  • web design and e-commerce
  • finance and insurance
  • commerce
  • engineering
  • education
  • government
  • healthcare. 

Accreditation

This programme has Full CITP accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundations of Computing 
  • Databases and the Web
  • Computer Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Applications
  • People and Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A level: BBC - BCC
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade C
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): Distinction, Distinction, Merit 
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 14 points at HL including Mathematics 5 at HL or SL, or Mathematics 6 at SL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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