University of Ulster 

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science
University of Ulster

5 year part-time course

Course Overview

This course aims to provide part-time study opportunities for those who wish to develop further their knowledge of computing and enhance their employability in this area. On graduation, you will be able to pursue careers in the diverse computing field and contribute to the development of computer software for multiple platforms. You will have developed expertise in a number of programming languages, and will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations.

This course is offered in a part-time mode to accommodate day release from employment. Part-time classes are scheduled during the daytime.

Part-time study begins at Level 5 (equivalent to year 2 full-time) and is therefore aimed at students who have completed studies at HND or HNC or an equivalent level to ensure that the duration of their part-time degree is not extended.

Course content

This degree course seeks to give students a sound foundation in each of the main aspects of computing and at the same time provides opportunities for students to specialise in one or more subject areas. Adopting what would be described as a ‘breadth first’ approach, the degree is designed to provide the firm foundation across the full range of the subject. The later stages of the course allow students to choose from a range of advanced optional modules to follow individual interests.

Level 5 subjects include algorithms and data structures, object-oriented programming, networks and operating systems, and human-computer interaction.

At Level 6, students will complete a dissertation in addition to a number of compulsory and optional modules. The project involves the analysis, design, implementation, testing and evaluation of a substantial computer-related problem.

Career prospects; Further studies

On completing this course successfully, you may be able to progress further within you own organisation.
Alternatively you may be considering a change in career, and you will be able to choose from a number of options such as software engineer, computing consultant, applications programmer, systems manager or administrator or database programmer.
Graduates may also proceed to postgraduate study in computing or related areas within the Faculty.

Entry requirements

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).

b) You must normally have:

I. A Higher National Diploma in Computing;

II. A Higher National Certificate in Computing with typically an all-merit profile;

III. Any equivalent qualification.


Contact details

Faculty office: Jordanstown

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305

Course Director
Mrs Mairin Nicell
Tel: 028 7167 5148