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BSc in Computer Science/Mathematics (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Computer Science

Course Description

Computer Science and Mathematics, at Aberystwyth University, allows you to uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation.

You will discover the fundamentals of Computer Science to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation.

This course is engineered to prepare you for the demands of industry. The skills you acquire are led from cutting-edge research, within a supportive learning environment, and are highly sought after by future employers.

  • Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers
  • A degree accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market
  • Students have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • Taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences
  • Students on this course have access our to robotic equipment including Ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots
  • Both Departments offer a number of modules taught through the medium of Welsh. Further details may be obtained from the Departments

Computer Science and Mathematics, at Aberystwyth University, allows you to uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. You will discover the fundamentals of Computer Science to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and...

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Course Content

In the first year you will take core modules:

  • Software development
  • Programming
  • Communications and telematics
  • Mathematical analysis
  • Algebra and calculus
  • Optional modules include Geometry and Probability

In the second year you will explore:

  • Program design
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • All students participate in the Software Development Lifecycle module which includes a group project where, taking one of the roles which exist in industry, such as project manager, designer, or quality assurance manager, you will produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage
  • You will also study linear algebra and choose optional modules from a wide range that includes abstract algebra, complex analysis and hydrodynamics

In the third year, you will have very few core modules, but can choose from a wide range of options in both departments. You will undertake computer science projects in which you will develop and implement a piece of software, and investigate a problem of an experimental, theoretical, data analysis, instrumentation or computer modelling nature under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

In the first year you will take core modules: Software development Programming Communications and telematics Mathematical analysis Algebra and calculus Optional modules include Geometry and Probability In...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with B in A level Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Mathematics

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Mathematics GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with B in A level Mathematics International Baccalaureate: 30-28...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, presentations and examinations.

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, presentations and examinations.