About This Course
This BSc degree is validated by the British Computer Society which is the Chartered Institute for IT.
This degree is designed to provide you with the skills to join a varying range of IT careers, industrial research and development, or further academic study. The individualised pathway (through the use of options) allows you to begin specialising in any theme within Computer Science. Our aim is simple – we want to help you become a computing professional with the ability to keep up to date with the rapid pace of developments in the field.
During this course you will learn the fundamentals of computer science and advanced programming skills, you will also benefit from teaching that relates to the research interest of the academic staff. Specialities available during the course include computer graphics, artificial intelligence and agents, and data communications. If these areas appeal to you then this is the Computer Science course for you.
This degree will not only equip you with practical skills, but also a deep understanding of the underpinning theory. Graduates from this course join industry in software development, database administration, network administration or similar positions. After graduation you should be able to obtain a good job in the computing industry in the UK or indeed with any of the international computing firms; or take up study for a higher degree such as a Masters Degree or PhD, both also offered at Bangor.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
Our research and other interactions with industry ensure that our courses reflect recent developments. Staff are practising professionals, who work on joint projects and are consultants to industry.
Final-year projects are aligned with current research – providing you with advantages when seeking employment.
We have recently installed an immersive technologies laboratory, where the latest devices are used for project and research work.
During the course you will spend about 12 hours in lectures and 8 in laboratories each week. You will also have tutorials in some modules and have to work on software design and complete various problem-solving assignments. There will be an opportunity to undertake major software projects which will allow you to develop your creative design and technical skills as well as apply the theoretical principles you have learned.
Modules on this course are assessed by examinations, continuous assessment or a combination of both. The continuous assessment can include some supervised practical element or independent study, followed by report writing. Your module results and individual project marks contribute to your degree final grade.
There will be an opportunity to undertake major software projects in both Year 2(industry linked) and 3 which will allow you to develop your creative design and technical skills as well as apply the theoretical principles you have learnt.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Computer Science Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
This course will prepare you for a variety of careers in web application development, software engineering, programming, communications and networking, computer applications, IT management, computer sales and marketing.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.