BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No
  • In your final year you can specialise in artificial intelligence, digital media and games, network computing or software engineering
  • You can showcase your software projects at our annual Made in Brunel (Software Innovation) show, with awards presented by the likes of Cisco, Sky and Xerox
  • Our department holds the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our activities and practices in relation to the Athena SWAN Charter for equality
  • ‘Project centric’ – one third of the programme is project-based
    We know that when you graduate, you’ll be working on large projects. That’s why one third of each year of our programmes is project-based. In Level 1 and 2 you’ll build a software solution in a team, and in your final year you’ll carry out an individual project.
  • Flexible programmes – choose as you go along
    We know that many computer science and information systems students don’t know exactly which programme they wish to study. Our programme is designed to allow you to specialise gradually during your time with us. If you choose one of our programmes, you’re free to alter it as you go: choose information systems or computing in level 2, and then choose your specialist options in level 3.
  • Excellent links with industry
    Our lecturers often work as consultants for major blue chip companies at home and overseas. More than 50 academic staff teach in the department, many having a background in the computer industry. Practically all are involved in our applied computing research which includes information systems, software engineering, knowledge-based systems, and simulation modelling. The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Microsoft Alliance, the Apple iOS Academic Developer Programme and is an nVidia CUDA Teaching Center.
  • A vibrant, friendly, safe campus in a great location near London
    All the advantages of affordable living costs, an international community, world-class sports and social facilities and a thriving arts and social scene.
  • Women in Engineering and Computing Programme - Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.
Programme description
  • In your final year you can specialise in artificial intelligence, digital media and games, network computing or software engineering
  • You can showcase your software projects at our annual Made in Brunel (Software Innovation) show, with awards presented by the likes of Cisco, Sky and Xerox
  • Our department holds the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our activities and practices in relation to the Athena SWAN Charter for equality
  • ‘Project centric’ – one third of the programme is project-based
    We know that when you graduate, you’ll be working on large projects. That’s why one third of each year of our programmes is project-based. In Level 1 and 2 you’ll build a software solution in a team, and in your final year you’ll carry out an individual project.
  • Flexible programmes – choose as you go along
    We know that many computer science and information systems students don’t know exactly which programme they wish to study. Our programme is designed to allow you to specialise gradually during your time with us. If you choose one of our programmes, you’re free to alter it as you go: choose information systems or computing in level 2, and then choose your specialist options in level 3.
  • Excellent links with industry
    Our lecturers often work as consultants for major blue chip companies at home and overseas. More than 50 academic staff teach in the department, many having a background in the computer industry. Practically all are involved in our applied computing research which includes information systems, software engineering, knowledge-based systems, and simulation modelling. The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Microsoft Alliance, the Apple iOS Academic Developer Programme and is an nVidia CUDA Teaching Center.
  • A vibrant, friendly, safe campus in a great location near London
    All the advantages of affordable living costs, an international community, world-class sports and social facilities and a thriving arts and social scene.
  • Women in Engineering and Computing Programme - Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.
Key Modules

Our graduates have a wide range of careers open to them. Perhaps you’ll start by becoming a general analyst/programmer. Or join a consultancy firm – often just a first step toward setting up your own business. The industry’s major companies all have openings for well-qualified personnel. Students with ‘sandwich’ experience are particularly in demand for the better graduate appointments.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for well-known companies and organisations including:

  • Accenture
  • Anderson Consulting
  • Barclays
  • British Airways
  • British Telecom
  • Compaq
  • Demon
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Logica
  • The Meteorological Office
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • O2
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • Toshiba.

As a good honours graduate you may also be able to study for a higher degree in one of our research areas such as information systems/machine interface, simulation modelling and software engineering.

Module & Subject

Level 1

Our Level 1 course meets the needs of students joining us from a wide variety of backgrounds and with diverse computing experience. These classes build a firm foundation for the rest of your degree by introducing you to the style and ethos of both the School and the computing profession. Foundation units include:

  • Software Design
  • Software Implementation Event
  • Level 1 Group Project
  • Fundamental Programming Assessment
  • Data and Information
  • Introductory Programming
  • Information Systems and Organisations
  • Logic and Computation

By the end of Level 1, regardless of your degree programme, you’ll have covered the fundamental concepts of computer science and information systems, with a particular emphasis on programming. You’ll then be ready to explore them in greater depth at Level 2. See below for typical modules.


Level 2

  • Level 2 Group Project
  • Software Development and Management
  • Usability Engineering
  • Algorithms and their Applications
  • Networks and Operating Systems

You’ll further specialise to cover systems analysis and design by the end of Level 2 – having also have studied foundation topics such as logic which leads into AI, operating systems and network architectures.

Level 3

  • Final Year Computer Science Project
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence

 Optional Level 3 modules

  • Software Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Network Computing
  • Digital Media and Games
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cybersecurity.

Final year project

This is a substantial individual project for which you research an artificial intelligence topic in-depth. If you’re on a sandwich course it’s quite likely that this project will be of interest to future employers. This is assessed and is worth a third of your Level 3 marks.

In this final year, you’ll continue to specialise in artificial intelligence. At the same time you’ll study options to broaden your understanding of computing. You’ll begin to address research-level issues in areas such as software engineering, information systems, simulation modelling, digital media and games, network computing and artificial intelligence.

Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

  • 75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER