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Applied Computer Science

Course Code: UFI0002, UXI0002
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BSc (Hons)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: One year (FT), two years (PT)
  • When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 6.30pm

What's it all about?

Full-time £8,450
Part-time £8,450 (£4,225 per year)

This top-up degree distinctively focuses on developing knowledge, skills and attributes for ethically applying computer science disciplines including machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve problems that arise for local and regional industries and sectors. The degree specifically targets the application of machine learning and data science within the wider information technology sector. You will learn pattern recognition, prediction, modern automated perception, reasoning and learning computer algorithms through leveraging high-performance computing techniques.

Course information

You will need to have a Foundation Degree in a relevant and appropriate subject or successful completion of the first two years of a related Bachelor’s Degree.

You may enter at level 6 with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree made up of 120 level 4 module credits and 120 level 5 module credits subject to the University of Plymouth APL (Accredited Prior Learning) regulations.

Those without the above qualifications, but who can demonstrate relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply. In addition, these applicants are required to complete Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in subject specific areas, including maths and programming.

All applicants will also be required to attend an interview.

There are a variety of assessment methods including assignment reports, practicals, exams, poster presentations and a “Dragon’s Den”. These assessments focus on real world problems and in some cases have local and regional industry input, giving you the opportunity to reflect on the work-based learning skills that they provide.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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