Is this the right access course for computer science? Watch

LordFifth
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 8 months ago
#1
To keep it simple I want to do computer science at uni and I'm taking things 1 step at a time. I'm going to start an access course in September but there are soo many out there and what's really confusing is that the most obvious 1 "access to computing" isn't really that much accepted by top unis. I'm looking at an access to engineering course and I just want someones view on the modules it contains.

Module Units available:
Study Skills
  • Finding & Reading Information
  • Using Information Technology
  • Examination Skills
  • Practical Writing: Reports and Formal Documents
  • Reading & Comprehension of Texts

Science Applications
  • Planning & Carrying out a Scientific Investigation
  • Science in Society

Maths
  • Functions and Graphs
  • Trigonometry
  • Trigonometric Equations and Identities
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and Matrices
  • Algebra

Physics
  • Motion and Energy
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electricity
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Practical Work in Physics
0
quote
reply
999tigger
  • Very Important Poster
Badges: 19
#2
Report 8 months ago
#2
(Original post by LordFifth)
To keep it simple I want to do computer science at uni and I'm taking things 1 step at a time. I'm going to start an access course in September but there are soo many out there and what's really confusing is that the most obvious 1 "access to computing" isn't really that much accepted by top unis. I'm looking at an access to engineering course and I just want someones view on the modules it contains.

Module Units available:
Study Skills
  • Finding & Reading Information
  • Using Information Technology
  • Examination Skills
  • Practical Writing: Reports and Formal Documents
  • Reading & Comprehension of Texts

Science Applications
  • Planning & Carrying out a Scientific Investigation
  • Science in Society

Maths
  • Functions and Graphs
  • Trigonometry
  • Trigonometric Equations and Identities
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and Matrices
  • Algebra

Physics
  • Motion and Energy
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electricity
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Practical Work in Physics

Yes seems fine, but look at the entrance requirements for the degrees you wish to apply for and if unsure then just make an informal enquiry. the key things for CS is maths, but they will be fine with further science content.

There are also some Access courses in computing. Use the search engine and pick information and communication technology.

https://ava.accesstohe.ac.uk/SubSite...ch/search.aspx

Sorry re-read your OP. the only way to resolve is check entrance and then make an informal enquiry which one they will accept if any.
quote
reply
DCDCo
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#3
Report 8 months ago
#3
Best thing you can do OP is email the Universities you are interested in applying to, explain that you wish to take an access course and ask specifically what courses they accept. Some Universities do not mind at all, some want essay heavy courses (Humanities), some was extremely specific courses. By contacting the Universities, you will get the answer you desire. Don't worry, you think when you are emailing their admissions departments you are going to just get a generic response from a robot and no human will ever look at it.. this couldn't be further from the truth. I did the same and got some solid advice before I stumped up the money for the Access course
0
quote
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Lincoln
    Mini Open Day at the Brayford Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 19 Dec '18
  • University of East Anglia
    UEA Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 4 Jan '19
  • Bournemouth University
    Undergraduate Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 9 Jan '19

Were you ever put in isolation at school?

Yes (157)
27.3%
No (418)
72.7%

Watched Threads

View All