BSc (Hons) Computing

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BSc (Hons)



Mode of attendance



3 years


The B. Sc (Hons) Computing programme aims to provide a broad education in computing and business information systems. It is the central course in the computing group of degrees, incorporating options from both B. Sc (Hons) Computing & Website Development and B. Sc (Hons) Computer Networks & Security and is therefore the most flexible choice of all the computing degrees available to study at Bolton.


This course offers a broad coverage of computing subjects, with a core of key computing skills and options in a wide range of computing areas. Students are involved in systems analysis activities, technical and human aspects of design and software development. The course has run successfully here for many years, with continuous developments to modules to ensure current and future trends are examined.


Graduates from the B. Sc (Hons) Computing have the widest range of career opportunities. The main themes explored and developed across all three years of the course are: systems analysis, database design, programming, website development, communications skills, group work and project work.

Entry requirements

From September 2017, 96 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course please consider our HND Computing.

Mature students with a technical computing background may be accepted onto the course after attending an interview.

Course Content
CPU4000 Core Skills
CPU4001 Website Production
CPU4002 Information Systems and Databases
CPU4003 Introduction to Programming
CPU4004 Computer Platforms
CPU4006 Computer Networks
CPU5000 Level 2 Project
CPU5001 Web Programming
CPU5004 Mobile Applications Design
CPU5002 Database Theory & Practice
CPU5006 Systems Analysis & Design
CPU5007 Object Oriented Methods
CPU5008 Data Structures & Algorithms
CPU6000 Professional Issues in Computing
CPU6001 Major Project
CPU6003 Web and Systems Based Programming
CPU6007 Advanced Database Systems
CPU6008 Software Engineering