Computer Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Computer Science with Foundation Year
DipHE Computer Science with Foundation Year
CertHE Computer Science with Foundation Year

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UGA10116 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UGA10117 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

For further information relating to FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 and the professional training year, including learning outcomes, aims and module information please view the BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme specification

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Computer Science and Electronic Eng

Programme Leader

BAKER Lewis (Chst Chm Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • To produce students who have a broad yet comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals that are necessary for successful progression to and whilst studying an honours degree programme in their relevant discipline;
  • To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills appropriately and successfully in undergraduate studies;
  • To equip students with the skills necessary to successfully progress to an honours degree programme in their relevant discipline and be employer ready at the end of the programme;
  • To enable students to become confident, critically self-aware independent learners;
  • To begin to develop in students a range of key and transferable skills of value in the world of employment, including skills in the areas of their respective discipline;

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Learn and develop skills, knowledge and confidence in the foundations of mathematics, physical science, computing and economics (where applicable) including technological applications KC
Develop responsibility for own learning, including managing own time, learning processes, responding to feedback and reflecting on development CT
Demonstrate awareness of professional development and employability skills T
Recognise the impact that activities of mathematicians, engineers and scientists may have in relation to social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial factors KC
Communicate ideas effectively to different audiences, including through oral presentations and academic writing PT
Develop competence in using software tools and scripting languages, including MS Office tools, MATLAB and PYTHON KCPT
Apply structured problem-solving strategies to different scenarios and formulate solutions, displaying creativity and innovation where applicable CT
Apply analytical skills by using mathematical and statistical techniques to interpret data, accounting for possible incompleteness of data, experimental and statistical error C
Display an awareness and basic competence in constructing evidence informed opinions and logical arguments supported by critical analysis of reliable sources of information CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of a Foundation Year and 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are based on a 15-credit tariff
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of a Foundation Year, an optional professional training year and 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are based on a 15-credit tariff
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.