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Applied Computer Science

Course Code: UFI0002, UXI0002
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BSc (Hons)
  • Duration: One year (FT), two years (PT)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

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.




£8,450 (£4,225 per year)

Course information

Some of the subjects you will study include:

  • high performance computing
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • bio-inspired computing
  • advanced computer forensics and security
  • project management
  • individual projects

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.

On successful completion you may be able to progress to the MSc in Computer Science degree at the University of Plymouth. Other options may include the MSc in Advanced Computer Science or MSc in Data Science with Artificial Intelligence at the University of Exeter.

You will, however, be industry ready for a choice of graduate positions in the region such as:

  • AI/machine learning engineer/researcher
  • data scientist
  • business intelligence developer
  • software engineer
  • big data architect
  • research scientist
  • computer vision engineer
  • security specialist.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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