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Computing for Emerging Technologies, BSc Hons

This course combines topics in mathematics, computing, and engineering with elements of business and management integration to prepare you for career paths that will adapt to changing industry trends.

This course is focused on combining hardware and software to build computer systems that meet specific requirements. After graduating, you will have the technical knowledge and flexible skills necessary for various careers in a technology-driven world.

You'll learn how to work with data from different sources, like IoT devices and web applications, understanding how machine learning algorithms help computers to make decisions on their own. The course will make you skilled in key programming languages and data visualization, along with the ability to communicate complex information clearly.

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

I100 BSc/CompET

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School

Engineering

Location

Medway Campus

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • Study a course that will equip you with expertise to design, develop, implement, and maintain complex computing systems to meet evolving needs.
  • Benefit from studying a course that combines elements of computer science, electronic engineering, mathematics, and management.
  • This degree provides students with a solid foundation for pursuing diverse career paths and adapting to changing industry trends.
  • Take advantage of a one-year full-time paid sandwich placement between your second and final years.
  • You'll study in Medway in Kent, a great location with fantastic transport links. It's easy to get to central London, as well as the beautiful Kent coast and countryside.

What you will study

Subject to validation

We continually develop new courses to reflect the needs of students, employers, and professional bodies. This course is currently subject to the final stage of our approval and validation process.

In the unlikely event that the course is not approved before the start date, we will help you find an alternative course.

About the course team

We are an experienced group comprising both research-active academics and industrial practitioners. Our seminars are often enriched by highly trained postgraduate researchers who offers up-to-date insights derived from cutting-edge research. Our teaching techniques are deeply rooted in the integration of pedagogical research which leads to more effective, engaging, and inclusive learning experiences for students.

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Entry requirements

If you are

  • 104 UCAS Tariff points which must include one of the following:
    • A Level: Mathematics (or AS/Core Mathematics at Grade B) and one of either Physics or Further Mathematics.
    • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in an Engineering subject and must include both Mathematics units with one at Merit.
    • A Level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in an Engineering subject and A Level Mathematics if Mathematics units for the BTEC National are not included.
    • A Level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and A Level Mathematics.
    • International Baccalaureate: 26 points overall including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 3 and Higher Level Physics at grade 3.
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma: Engineering/Engineering Science.
    • T Level: Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing or Engineering, Manufacturing, Process & Control at grade Pass (with A*-C on core).
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.

For more information, use our contact form or call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 50-100. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars or tutorials by smaller groups. Intake and class size can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate a significant amount of time each week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, analysing relevant sources in depth, and preparing coursework and presentations. You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies such as:

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of lectures, practical classes, independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be approximately equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150-300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 £2,312 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,000 £4,250 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

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Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

If you enrol on 'sandwich mode', you can take a one-year full-time paid placement between your second and final years. Whilst on a sandwich placement, you retain your student status and have full support from the University and your tutors as normal. We support students in securing their own placements.

Former students have secured placement years at HSBC Hong Kong, Kent Connects, Affiliate Window, CERN, Royal Museums Greenwich and Uctel.

How long is my placement?

Sandwich placements last for between 36 weeks (full-time) and 13 months.

Students on the 15-credit UAS placement work one day per week for 12 weeks. Those on the 30-credit UAS placement work one day per week for 16 weeks.

What are the financial arrangements?

Sandwich placements are usually paid full-time positions. The salary should reflect the going rate for an entry level role in the relevant industry.

Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme (UAS) placements are unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Opportunities exist for graduates to pursue diverse career paths in roles such as systems engineer, software engineer, cybersecurity analyst, data scientist, network engineer, and project manager.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships, whether this is paid or unpaid. Students are responsible for finding their own internships, though we will support you through the application process.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible.

The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in the industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.