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Build your technical and entrepreneurial skills, working with industry names such as Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu and Accenture.

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This course gives you the technical and entrepreneurial skills you need to meet the demands of the industry. In addition to working on various software packages, including Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco, you'll learn how to patent your designs, manage your own project launches and showcase your work to the industry.

From the beginning of the course, you'll have opportunities to work on real-life projects, such as building a brand new mobile web application from scratch, or developing a card-based visitor information system in response to live project briefs from local companies. You'll also be encouraged and supported in pursuing your own freelance work to build your portfolio.

Many of our students do work placements within industry. Some of our recent students have worked with top names such as Accenture, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, GE Capital and Renishaw. Placements give you the chance to become familiar with professional industry processes and build contacts for the future.

Study style

Designed to build your individual portfolio, the key mode of assessment will focus on coursework and technical projects. This includes building your own robots, writing software to break secret codes, predicting share prices and designing intelligent search engines.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2016 entry

Typical offers

This course is in Clearing. Typical offers 220-300 tariff points. Call us on 03330 432 414 to see if we can make you an offer.

2016 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

For international students please see entry requirements in your country for full details.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

Tariff information for 2017 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

For international students please see entry requirements in your country for full details.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

Details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeG400
Single Honours - 4 years placementG406

Careers

  • Developer (application, system, web, software, database)
  • Architect (system, solutions, data, information)
  • Support (IT, application, network, service desk)
  • Data (analyst, modeller, scientist)
  • Crypto analyst (breaking ciphers)

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Student Focus

James Bickerton Richard Moss

We created our own software programming business, Iluma Studios. It all came about from a final year module.

A group of us worked on a games app called Pub Crawl Brawl. On graduating, we decided to create Iluma. We wouldn’t be doing this without the university. We have our own business mentor who has helped us so much. We did our placements at Rancon and Cam Systems. You can’t replace the value of getting real work in industry which definitely helped us to get where we are today.

Industry links

With the opportunity to undertake work placements within industry, students are able to build industry connections with organisations such as Microsoft, Intel, Yell and GE Aviation.

Programme specifications

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Work with top industry names

Gain experience while on placement. Recent students have worked with top industry names such as Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu and Accenture.

 

Get paid work on technical projects

From your second year onwards, you'll benefit from opportunities to work on paid projects such as building mobile web applications.

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Build a robot to race in the European MCU Car Rally

You'll have the opportunity to build a line-tracing robotic car before travelling to Germany to race it in the European Renesas MCU Car Rally. The MCU Car Rally is held as part of the Embedded World event in connection with AND Technology Research and Renesas Electronics.

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03330 432 414

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