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Computer Science with Web Development

BSc (Hons)

School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering

Subject area - Computer Science

UCAS Code: G4W1 for the three year programme, G4W2 (for the with placement option)

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

Three years full-time

Four years full-time with placement

Fees:
UK - £9250 per year

International - £14,400

In Brief:

  • An in-depth and highly practical study of the design, production and delivery of interactive web applications
  • Includes security, penetration testing and UX
  • Apply the practical knowledge acquired with an optional industrial placement position
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

The reputation of a company can now be measured by the quality of its online presence, delivered in a way which is highly interactive (web applications rather than web sites). There is a requirement that web applications will be usable, accessible, secure, scalable, portable and maintainable. These things don’t happen by themselves, and industry needs skilled professionals who understand the whole problem and who can keep themselves up-to-date with new developments in a fast moving field.

You will learn the foundations of computing, programming  (Java, PHP, C#.NET), web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript), Linux, networking (TCP/IP), Databases (SQL) and system development . Strong foundations are vital because it will be easier to keep yourself up-to-date if you understand how things work.

You will also learn the latest professional techniques and tools, such as web frameworks , web APIs, test driven development, HCI/ UX, agile methodology and design patterns . You will do group and individual projects addressing real world problems.Salford’s course is different to most, in that you will also learn key aspects of the field of cyber security, including penetration testing and information security management.  Security skills are in very high demand in industry, and are a vital part of a web developer’s knowledge.

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Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above
UCAS tariff points 112-120 points
GCE A level 112-120 points- including a computing subject or a numerate subject (Maths/Physics/Chemistry)
BTEC National Diploma DDM in a computer related subject
Scottish Highers 112-120 points
Irish Leaving Certificate 112-120 points
International Baccalaureate 31 points

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in our English language courses.

Applicant profile

We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in computing. This implies having an interest in how things work rather than just wanting to be a user of them, and it implies doing things on your own initiative rather than just things you’ve been told to do as part of your coursework. An attention to detail and a good work ethic are important to this course particularly with industrial placement opportunities.  

We positively welcome applications from students who have relevant industry experience even if they do not meet the stated entry criteria.. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Please contact Andrew Young for further information.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £14,400

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Teaching

A variety of delivery methods are adopted to achieve the intended learning outcomes. Broadly speaking, these are:

  • Case studies are used to develop your ability to apply your knowledge and develop skills
  • Group work is used to develop team working and professional skills
  • Projects enable you to apply what they have learnt to a realistic problem
  • Professional issues are delivered through the combination of a dedicated module to provide a broad context and other modules to provide a specific context that relates theory to the your own practical experiences and career plans
  • Key skills are developed throughout the programme

Assessment

Assessment methods used and associated weightings vary from module to module.

  • Examinations are used to assess your immediate response to a set of small or medium unseen problems  

    Assignments are used to assess your considered and in-depth response to a larger problem
  • Practical tests are used to assess your ability to apply appropriate skills to a problem
  • Projects are used to assess your ability to create a plan, to identify possibilities and make decisions, to carry out the plan, and to reflect on the choices you’ve made and the results achieved
  • Software development tasks will generally require you to demonstrate your work and to write a report

Employability

When you graduate you will have excellent web development skills supported by a large portfolio of practical work which can be used to demonstrate your abilities to prospective employers. You can expect to work as a web designer or developer in companies, consultancies and the public sector. Web technologies are integral to virtually all organisations now and many of our graduates have gained employment in the area even before their formal graduation.

Most graduates take up positions in the digital sector in small to medium sized enterprises and the BBC move from London to Salford has caused this area to expand tremendously around Manchester in recent years with a strong prediction that it will continue.

With the skills provided on the course a number of graduates have started their own web design businesses, while others have gone on to take postgraduate qualifications.

Career Prospects

When you graduate you will have excellent web development skills supported by a large portfolio of practical work which can be used to demonstrate your abilities to prospective employers. You can expect to work as a web developer in companies, consultancies and the public sector. Web technologies are integral to virtually all organisations now and many of our graduates have gained employment in the area even before their formal graduation.

Most graduates take up positions in the digital sector in small to medium sized enterprises and the BBC move from London to Salford has caused this area to expand tremendously around Manchester in recent years with a strong prediction that it will continue.

With the skills provided on the course a number of graduates have started their own web design businesses, while others have gone on to take postgraduate qualifications.

Links with Industry

We operate an industrial liaison committee who provide us with advice on our courses, and who help us to ensure that our modules are up-to-date. Companies involved include Web Applications UK, AutoTrader, Cooperative, DAI and FastWebMedia. This comprises a mixture of companies for whom IT is their primary business, and companies who make advanced use of IT to operate other types of business.

This diversity ensures we see the IT industry from multiple perspectives, which makes our courses as relevant as possible. This committee is clear that graduates from this course will be very employable and that the course name makes it very clear to them that the graduates combine general skills and a specialism.

Further Study