BSc (Hons) Computing
New curriculum from September 2018BSc (Hons) Computing has been developed specifically to offer our students excellent job prospects, regardless of how the technical requirements of the field change over time. The content was developed through feedback from local and international companies as well as our most successful alumni, who provided key insight into what is required of employees in the fields of computing and IT. As a result students can expect a unique approach to study and learning, including a strong emphasis on communication, teamwork and problem-solving, in addition to the technical skills required in computing.
The programme focuses on practical skills and the use of critical analysis, with students gradually gaining confidence and the ability to learn and understand the very latest topics in the field.
There are two specialist options available: multimedia or cybersecurity, chosen to reflect the specifics of the current marketplace. Students are challenged to be open-minded and highly flexible, and at the same time, to complete the programme equipped with solid knowledge.
Students can choose to study full-time or part-time. Full-time study means completing the programme in three years, while part-time students can complete the full degree in four/five years.
Features of the programme
- A highly practical approach to teaching brings you into direct contact with many industry leading companies and individuals.
- Confidence-building through projects and real-life computing contexts.
- Outstanding lecturers and professional guest lecturers bring their experience and influence directly into the classroom.
- A solid theoretical and highly practical approach to teaching provides the best of both academic know-how and real-life experience.
- Applicants with previous university education in IT, computing or multimedia may apply for entry directly into the second or third year. Please note that the third year is offered only as full-time study, with classes on one weekday afternoon (5:00-9:20pm) and at weekends.
The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including live practical projects, assignments, examinations, team work, and presentations. However, all assessments are designed to suit the requirements of the module and may also include case studies and technical exercises. Particular emphasis is placed on assignments that model real-world scenarios. During the third year, in-class assessments and some examinations, as well as preparing and participating in student-run seminars, will make up a large part of the grade. Assessments are designed to build on the work you undertake in your modules and contribute to the development of knowledge and skills.
Modes of study
Students can choose to study full-time or part-time. Full-time study means completing the programme in three years and part-time students can complete the full degree in four/five years. Working students can take some modules in the evenings or weekends, but not all, as daytime study is also a part of the programme.
Students who have completed two or three years in a similar programme are invited to apply directly to the final year of the Bachelor's degree. In particular, students with a good DiS diploma (VOŠ) or related Czech Bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply for entry to the final year of the Bachelor's degree.
Students who wish to continue their studies to the postgraduate level can apply to the one-year Master's Degree programme in Computing at Prague College. The programme is offered in partnership with Teesside University in the UK. BSc (Hons) Computing is an internationally recognized British degree and our graduates can also apply to suitable Master's programmes anywhere in the world
Each ‘block of learning’ is called a module. A module consists of related topics. Modules usually comprise a number of different learning activities. These are generally lectures – 'an oral presentation intended to present information or teach a large group of people about a particular subject', and tutorials – 'intensive, classroom based tuition to smaller group of students'. Each module has a credit rating which indicates the amount of learning involved. You will be provided with a weekly schedule which denotes the times of lectures and tutorials.
Each academic year is organized as indicated in your separate student academic year plan. There is a welcome week with a programme induction before the first teaching week.
This programme takes three years to complete if you study full-time, and five years if you study part-time.
There are no classes scheduled outside of the teaching weeks. You are not required to attend the College during this period, but you may be expected to undertake some private study.
BSc (Hons) Computing
"The best thing is the opportunity to learn and be in an international environment, and being able to meet like-minded individuals from all over the world. I really believe making such ties is very important for the future."
What you study
- Networks and System Administration
- Mathematics for Computing
- System Design and Databases
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Programming Fundamentals
- Web Design and Development
- Object-oriented Programming
- Procedural Programming
- Relational and NoSQL Databases
- Network Architecture and Security or 3D Computer Graphics
- Java Programmings
- Symbolic Computation
- Secure Application Development or Multimedia Application Development
- Web Application Architecture and Development
- Cybersecurity and IS Management or Real-time Application and Game Creation
- Design Patterns in Java
- Computing Project
- Artificial Intelligence
1. Confirmation of completed high school (secondary school) or previous college education, which could be one of the following:
- a Czech high school diploma (maturita)
- two A-level passes
- a Prague College Foundation Diploma (based on Pearson Level 3 diploma units and Prague College units)
- equivalent education from other countries, assessed individually
Students with experience or equivalent education in some subjects of the programme may be granted advance credit after completing the required Assessment of Prior Learning or Experience documentation.
2. Proof of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following:
- IELTS score – 5.5
- Versant language exam - score equivalent to 5.5 IELTS
- TOEFL iBT score of at least 79
- FCE (A)
3. A letter of motivation (300 words)
4. Final interview – a formal discussion with the applicant and final confirmation of the application process.
Tuition & Payment
Prague College Scholarships
All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships which may be awarded in consideration of academic excellence, social engagement in school activities or generally in society, financial need and special circumstances. We also have a special fund to support students coming from Czech-language and Slovak-language secondary schools and universities
Successful scholarship winners can have from 5% up to 30% of their tuition covered for either a single academic year or the duration of the programme.
Apply early. The number of scholarships is limited. Ask us for details!
Czech students are eligible for Gaudeamus student loans from Komercni Banka. Some students from other countries have received funding from their home countries to study at Prague College, and if you think you may be eligible for funding from your home country do not hesitate to ask for our advice and support.
When to pay
A deposit on tuition ensures new students a place on the programme. Full tuition for the first semester is due two weeks before starting the programme, except in the case of late registrations.
International students pay the first semester, relevant registration fees and the first semester rent for accommodation before starting the visa application process.
Continuing students pay the next semester tuition two weeks before the end of the current semester.
Early payment discounts
You can save up to 8% if you pay the academic year in advance. The discount is calculated as 1% per month for each month the individual semester payments are paid early.
New students do not receive a discount on their first semester, but if they choose to pay the first year up front, then they would receive the discount for the second semester.
Students who have finished the first semester, and who make all their payments by the due date, can apply for a payment plan for an administrative fee of 700 Czk per semester plus 1% surcharge for each installment.
Contact us now if you have any question regarding tuition deadlines, early payment discounts or your eligibility for a payment plan.