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Course Details

Entry year / start

Autumn 2023






Derry, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2023-07-31 23:00:00


Computer Science BSc (Hons)

  • Summary

    This course is offered at the Magee campus by the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. If you are interested in computer software design, how computers communicate and how they actually perform their tasks, then this course is for you. This course will equip you with a varied computer science education based upon the development and improvement of your programming skills throughout. You will also learn to apply best practice in all areas of software development. After you complete this course you will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in computing in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations.


    The Computer Science (Software Systems Development) course covers all the necessary skills you will need to be a computing professional, from idea generation to system implementation.

    During the half of the course, you will advance your programming skills and develop the necessary capabilities to design, build, operate and maintain complex computer systems. The modules within the course provide an excellent platform for skill development through practical application.

    During the second half of the course, you will get exposed to more advanced topics to consolidate your knowledge and understanding of software systems development. Through your Final Year Project, you will also gain practical experience in the planning, development and implementation of a computing system, which can be used to showcase your skill set to future employers.

    Members of the teaching team are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and Members of the industry professional body - the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Through their research, knowledge transfer and placement activities, teaching staff are also actively engaged with the local software and IT industry, and many modules on the course are directly informed by staff research activities.

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