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BSc in Computer Science/Physical Geography (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Computer Science

Course Description

Computer Science and Physics, at Aberystwyth University, will immerse you into the fundamentals of computing and physics - the latest scientific developments and technological innovations.

With a thorough grounding in the core principles of each scientific discipline, the structure of the course allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation.

The skills you will acquire from this course are led from cutting-edge research, within a supportive learning environment, and are highly sought after by future employers.

  • 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
  • Physics has been taught at Aberystwyth University since its foundation and it continues to be an innovating learning experience for all
  • Students will be able to use our facilities and equipment that contain  Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • Taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences
  • Our researchers in the Physics Department are currently involved with the ExoMars project 2020, which is run by the European Space Agency
  • Students on this course will have access to robotic equipment including Ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots

Computer Science and Physics, at Aberystwyth University, will immerse you into the fundamentals of computing and physics - the latest scientific developments and technological innovations. With a thorough grounding in the core principles of each scientific discipline, the structure of the course allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that...

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Course Content

In the first year you will take core modules in:

  • Software development
  • Programming
  • Communications and telematics
  • Classical dynamics
  • Algebra and calculus
  • Modern and laboratory physics. 
  • Your numerical and computational skills are easily transferable between the two disciplines.

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 mathematical and thermal physics alongside quantum mechanics and your choice of optional modules from both departments.

In the third year your core modules include:

  • Agile methodologies
  • Condensed matter
  • Electromagnetism, and atoms and molecules. 
  • You will also undertake 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 in: Software development Programming Communications and telematics Classical dynamics Algebra and calculus Modern and laboratory physics.  Your numerical and computational skills are easily transferable between the two...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120

A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Physics and B in Mathematics

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

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

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

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

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Physics and B in Mathematics GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with B in A level Physics and B in Mathematics International...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, presentations, workshops, lab reports, lab diaries, and examinations.

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, presentations, workshops, lab reports, lab diaries, and examinations.