This course is an integrated four year undergraduate Masters degree. It will enable you to gain a balanced understanding of the major areas of computer science with sufficient flexibility each year to select areas of study that will develop your knowledge, experience and skills appropriate to a range of computing-based careers. The focus of the course is on the theoretical and technical foundations of computing. The course encourages a general and abstract understanding of the underlying principles of computing with an emphasis on programming, data structures and algorithms. British Computing Society accreditation (CITP Further Learning) for this programme is pending. Accreditation is normally applied retrospectively. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering and BSc (Hons) Computing degree share a common first year allowing you to transfer between courses after Year 1. Features and benefits of the course: - Hear from our students: mmu.ac.uk/scmdtprofiles - This course is part of a network of computing degrees which share a common first year allowing you to transfer between courses after Year 1 as you develop your areas of interest. - It covers all the fundamental areas of computing such as programming, computer architecture and information systems, as well as more specialised areas such as forensic computing and software engineering. - Accreditation by the British Computing Society, the chartered professional body for IT is being sought for this new programme. Successful completion allows you to gain Chartered IT Professional status and become a graduate member of the BCS. - You will study a curriculum designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand. - The four year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement boosting your employment prospects on graduation. - You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, gaming events and the student computing society. - Our excellent facilities include ten new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with high performance systems and specialist software tools which work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. - Teaching and research laboratories have advanced graphics workstations, clusters of graphical processing units and NEC SX61 and SX8 vector supercomputers. Our usability lab captures and analyses human behaviour as we interact with digital content.