Admissions into Computing

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Unformatted text preview: HELOA Conference for HE Advisors in HELOA Schools and Colleges Schools Wednesday 15th July, 2009 Admissions into Computing Dr. Vincent Hargy Associate Dean Associate Faculty of Computing Faculty London Metropolitan University 1 Figure 1: IT professionals in the UK workforce / UK Applicants to Computing 1,200,000 40,000 35,000 1,000,000 30,000 25,000 IT professionals 600,000 20,000 Computin g applicants 800,000 15,000 400,000 10,000 Total IT professionals 200,000 5,000 Total applicants to Computing degrees 0 0 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Source: e-skills UK analysis of ONS LFS and UCAS data. Post 2000 LFS data uses SOC 2000 2 Range of Computing Range Undergraduate qualifications Undergraduate Extended degree Foundation Degree (FdSc) Bachelors Degree (BSc, BEng) Integrated Masters Degree (MEng) 3 Extended Degree A four-year, full time, undergraduate degree course. four-year, Successful applicants enter at year 0 (Preparatory Successful Level). Designed for applicants who have completed a twoyear, post 16, academic programme of study – but who year, may not have achieved the results required to gain admission to Year 1 of the 3-year BSc courses offered by the Faculty of Computing. by Successful completion of the Preparatory year allows Successful progression to any of the BSc or BEng courses offered by the Faculty of Computing. by 4 Foundation Degree Two-year course – with a period of industrial placement Two-year included as part of the second year). included Equips students with a broad range of key skills, Equips technical skills and work related skills. Students graduating from the FdSc would be able to Students take up junior/trainee positions in the related sector. Normally would require 60+ UCAS points as well as Normally GCSE grade C in English Language or key skills qualification level3 (or equivalent). Those with other qualification and experience will also be considered. qualification Successful completion of the FdSc would allow entry to Successful final year of designated BSc degree programme final 5 Bachelor Degree (BSc, BEng) Three year degree programme (Certificate Three Level, Intermediate Level and Honours Level) Level, Entry requirements: GCSE English and Maths Entry at grade C or above (or equivalent), plus one of the following: at least 140 UCAS points from two or more Allevels/AVCE evels/AVCE a pass in BTEC ND in Computer Studies, Science or pass relevant subject area with at least three merits in each year excluding common skills advanced GNVQ distinction. advanced 6 BSc (cont) Or depending on the course Entry requirements: GCSE English and Maths at grade Entry C or above (or equivalent), plus one of the following: at least 200 points from two or more A2/A-levels in Applied at subjects, one of which must be a numerate science or engineering subject. At least 180 points from two A-levels in Information Technology, At Engineering, Science or Business. A pass in BTEC National Diploma in Computer Studies, Science pass or relevant subject with at least four merits in the final year, excluding common skills. 7 BEng The BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) is a specialist degree The usually leading to accreditation from professional bodies Entry Requirements: GCSE English and Maths at grade C Entry or above (or equivalent) and or a minimum of 160 points from two or more A2/Vocational six-unit awards, one of which must be Mathematics and the other Physics, Electronics or Engineering; or a minimum of 160 points from a Vocational twelve-unit award in or Engineering; or a pass in BTEC National Diploma in Engineering or relevant or subject area with at least four merits in the final year excluding common skills; one merit must be in Mathematics. 8 Integrated Masters Degree (MEng) The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a four-year firstdegree course (i.e. one year of study beyond the level of degree BEng or BSc). The MEng qualifies for LEA funding into the fourth year The and satisfies the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status Engineer Entry requirements are GCSE English and Mathematics at Entry grade C or above (or equivalent) plus one of the following: a minimum of 300 points from two or more A2/Vocational six-unit awards, one of minimum which must be Mathematics and the other Physics, Electronics or Engineering; or a minimum of 300 points from a Vocational twelve-unit award in Engineering; or or a pass in BTEC National Diploma in Engineering or relevant subject area with at or least four merits in the final year excluding common skills; one merit must be in Mathematics. Mathematics. 9 Single and Joints Some Bachelor degree programmes exit Some a Single Honours programme Single Other also have a Joint pathway – so it Other can be joined with another degree programme (50:50) programme e.g. BSc Computer Games and Mathematics or e.g. BSc Business Information Technology and Marketing BSc 10 Approved Prior (Experience) Approved Learning Learning Prior academic qualifications/work-based Prior experience may exempt you from part of a course. course. 11 Basic Faculty Entry Basic Requirements Requirements GCSE English and Maths at grade C We can assess applicants We 12 Mature / Part-time students Out of all the universities in the UK, LondonMet have Out one of the largest numbers of mature and part-time students on undergraduate courses. We have considerable experience in meeting the needs We of anyone who is 21 or over on entry, or who is looking for a course that works around other commitments. for If you do not have formal educational qualifications we If will assess your relevant practical or personal experience alongside evidence of your commitment and ability to succeed in the course. 13 Range of subjects At LondonMet the Faculty of Computing At comprises of: comprises Computing Mathematics Communication Technology Multimedia 14 Computing BSc COMPUTING EXTENDED DEGREE (Computing, Mathematics, Multimedia) FdSc BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BSc BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BSc BUSINESS COMPUTING FdSc COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS FdSc COMPUTING BSc COMPUTING BSc COMPUTER FORENSICS BSc INTERNET COMPUTING BSc MOBILE COMPUTING BSc COMPUTER SCIENCE 15 Mathematics BSc FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS BSc MATHEMATICS BSc MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES BSc DECISION SCIENCE BSc STATISTICS (joint only) BSc MATHEMATICS AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS BSc MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 16 Communications Technology FdSc ICT SUPPORT BSc COMPUTER NETWORKING BEng ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING BEng COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING BEng TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS ENGINEERING BSc ELECTRONICS BEng ELECTRONIC AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING BSc COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS MEng NETWORK MANAGEMENT & SECURITY MEng EMBEDDED SYSTEMS MEng MOBILE & SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS 17 Multimedia FdSc CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY (E-LEARNING, GAMES MULTIMEDIA) BSc MULTIMEDIA SOLUTIONS (E-LEARNING, INTERNET, GAMES) BSc COMPUTER GAMES BSc COMPUTER ANIMATION 18 ...
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