EUE

Computer Science - User Experience (BSc)

September. 2021

Start Date

1 FY + 3 UY

Course Duration

English

Language

Basic Information

Start Date

September. 2021

Course Duration

1 foundation year (if required) + 3 undergrad years

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Programme Description

User experience design or UX has grown out of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), which is about how to design computer systems for use by people. HCI is a major subfield of computer science, and it informs the visual design and workflow of computer systems we use every day. HCI draws on a range of hard and soft skills and is a naturally cross-disciplinary subject.

With the BSc Computer Science (User Experience), you’ll be able to apply for jobs which involve a flair for design and engagement with end users in a range of sectors, wherever there is a need for effective user interface design. Typical job titles include UX engineer, UX designer and user interface  designer.

Final Project

In this module, you’ll undertake a substantial independent project that allows you to demonstrate a wide range of skills such as project planning, management, research, software implementation and written presentation. If you are enrolled on a specialist pathway as part of the BSc, you’ll be expected to undertake a project in your specialist area. You will integrate your knowledge gained throughout the degree and use skills acquired in other modules in the implementation of your final project. The work will consist of a combination of research and software development. You will be expected to use methodologies from various components of computer science, including your specialist pathway if appropriate.

Courses

Level 4 (8 Compulsory Modules)

  • Introduction to Programming I*
  • Introduction to Programming II
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • How Computers Work
  • Algorithms and Data Structures I
  • Web Development

Level 5 (8 Compulsory Modules)

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Software Design and Development
  • Programming with Data
  • Agile Software Projects
  • Computer Security
  • Graphics Programming
  • Algorithms and Data Structures II
  • Databases, Networks and the Web

Level 6 (6 Modules + The Final Project)

  • Virtual Reality*
  • Advanced Web Development*
  • Physical Computing and the
  • Internet of Things*
  • Mobile Development*
  • Interaction Design*
  • One elective from any other specialism
  • The Final Project

* Core Modules