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BSc (Hons) Computing in Nepal

BSc (Hons) Computing

The BSc (Hons) Computing programme at The British College is run in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, UK. Students studying this course will gain highly sought-after skills in computer programming, database development, networking, website development, systems modeling and computer security. This course is equivalent to CSIT and BIT in Nepal. 

 

 

These are vital skills for gaining entry into organisations which demand confident and technically equipped computing graduates. 

Students will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects, focusing on a specialist areas of their choice, including: web technology, network and communications, database or software development.

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to provide students with:

  • practical experience and theoretical understanding of globally established techniques of analysis, design and systems development.
  • a detailed knowledge of and a critical understanding of key aspects of computing, from the forefront of the discipline.
  • the ability to undertake computing projects to a professional standard by the consistent application and review of development, management and evaluation methods and techniques.
  • experience in co-operative working through group projects.
  • professional level skills in technical and report writing, public speaking and presentation. The ability to independently undertake research and critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data.
  • a wide breadth of understanding that enables them to be enterprising in devising and sustaining arguments and solving problems using innovative ideas and implementing learned techniques in a multicultural and globalizing world


Awarded by:

Leeds Beckett University  

Programme Leader:

Arun Joshi

 

Students' facilities

  • UK standard teaching rooms (See 3D Tour)
  • State-of-the-art computer labs (Open access Computer lab, Computer forensic & security lab)
  • Highly qualified teachers and engineers
  • Modern library with access to international course books, journals and other printed material
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • A subscription to Microsoft's Developer Network (MSDN)
  • Access to career counselling and employers through work visits, seminars and other activities.
  • Opportunities to gain professional and leadership skills.
  • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
  • Gymnasium

Duration:

4 Years (including Foundation Level)

Intakes:

January/ February & August/September

Future Career

BSc (Hons) Computing has been designed to provide students seeking to embark on a computing career with particular emphasis on the following roles:- 

  • software developers or engineers,
  • web developers,
  • database developers or administrators and
  • network architects and technicians.

On completion of BSc (Hons) Computing students may also proceed to a postgraduate course in a related subject area. The British College has a number of industry links through which students can obtain placement opportunities. Alternately, our students will be fully equipped to create their own IT start-up company as well.

 

 

Entry Requirements

Foundation Entry

  • 10+2/CBSE or equivalent 55% and above aggregate score
  • A Level - Minimum 3.5 credits with 3 full credits


University Entry

  • Overall 75% & above with a minimum of 70% in English or IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.

The degree programme is comprised of a one year Foundation Year provided by The British College followed by a three year degree validated by Leeds Beckett University.

What is Year 0 or Level 3?

Year 0 in The British College is a Foundation Year (Certificate to be awarded by The British College) that is designed to help students progress into BSc (Hons) Computing degree. The aim of this year is to: assist students adapt to the UK style of learning, improve students' English ability, and introduce the necessary skills required for higher education.

 

Year 0 or Level 3 consists of 8 modules. 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Academic English 15 credits Fundamentals of Multimedia 15 credits
Study Skills 15 credits Object Oriented Programming 15 credits
Introduction to Programming 15 credits Mathematics for Computing 15 credits
Computer Fundamentals and Network 15 credits Internet Technologies 15 credits

After the Foundation Year, students will be registered with Leeds Beckett University, the programme can be completed entirely in Kathmandu, however transfers to Leeds are also possible for interested students. 

 

Year 1 or Level 4 consists of 6 core modules totaling 120 credits

Semester 1 Semester 2
Fundamentals of Computer Programming 20 credits Developing Computing Professionals 20 credits
Computing Systems 20 credits Fundamentals of Databases 20 credits
Systems Analysis and Design 20 credits Website Development  20 credits

Year 2 or Level 5 consists of 4 core, 1 elective and 1 Project Management totaling 120 credits

Semester 1 Semester 2
Application Programming 20 credits Principles of Networking 20 credits
Database Systems 20 credits Project Management 20 credits
Web Applications and Technologies 20 credits Digital Organisations (Optional) 20 credits
    Software Systems Development (Optional) 20 credits

In Year 3 or Level 6 all students take the Production Project, with optional modules which allow students to specialise in a chosen potential career subject area.  In semester two, students continue with the level 6 Production Project with a number of optional modules.  The Production Project encompasses research, planning and the production of a product followed by a critical evaluation. 

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Production Project 20 credits Production Project 20 credits
Advanced Database Systems (Optional) 20 credits Developing Mobile Applications (Optional) 20 credits
Advanced Web Engineering (Optional) 20 credits Human Computer Interaction (Optional) 20 credits
Advanced Software Engineering (Optional) 20 credits Advanced Systems Analysis and Design (Optional) 20 credits
    Digital Security (Optional) 20 credits
    Green Computing Technologies (Optional) 20 credits
    Emerging Technologies (Optional) 20 credits
    Artificial Intelligence (Optional) 20 credits

Note: All students take the Production Project with two optional modules in each semester. 

The degree programme is comprised of a one year Foundation Year provided by The British College followed by a three year degree validated by Leeds Beckett University.

What is Year 0 or Level 3?

Year 0 in The British College is a Foundation Year that is designed to help students progress into BSc (Hons) Computing degree. The aim of this year is to: assist students adapt to the UK style of learning, improve students' English ability, and introduce the necessary skills required for higher education.

 

Year 0 or Level 3 consists of 8 modules. 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Academic English 15 credits Fundamentals of Multimedia 15 credits
Study Skills 15 credits Object Oriented Programming 15 credits
Introduction to Programming 15 credits Mathematics for Computing 15 credits
Computer Fundamentals and Network 15 credits Internet Technologies 15 credits

Year 1 or Level 4 consists of 6 core modules totaling 120 credits

Semester 1 Semester 2
Programming 20 credits Databases 20 credits
Systems Development 20 credits Web Development 20 credits
Computing Systems 20 credits Developing Computing Professionals  20 credits

Year 2 or Level 5 consists of 4 core, 1 elective and 1 team project totaling 120 credits

Semester 1 Semester 2
Internet Systems Development 20 credits Networking Principles 20 credits
Software Development 20 credits Plus ONE Option Module 20 credits
Database Application 20 credits Team Project 20 credits

Year 3 or Level 6, which totals 120 credits, has 8 modules. However students must choose one A & B pair of core modules (20 Credits each). Study a further two elective modules (20 Credits each) and a production project (40 Credits).

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Databases A 20 credits Advanced Databases B 20 credits
OR
Advanced Internet Development A 20 credits Advanced Internet Development B 20 credits
OR
Advanced Software Engineering A 20 credits Advanced Software Engineering B 20 credits
OR
Human Computer Interaction (Elective) 20 credits Digital Security (Elective) 20 credits
OR
IT Systems Strategy (Elective) 20 credits Emerging Technologies (Elective) 20 credits
    Production Project 40 credits

After the Foundation Year, students will be registered with Leeds Beckett, the programme can be completed entirely in Kathmandu, however transfers to Leeds are also possible for interested students. 

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