BSc (Hons) Computing

 

Overview

This undergraduate computing programme provides a technical education to give you the practical and theoretical skills to pursue a wide range of careers in IT, computing and multimedia. You study in a highly practical environment, gaining the experience, skills and confidence that comes from successfully realizing your own projects.

You can choose a pathway in either General Computing or Multimedia Design and Development during the first two years, each of which culminates in the final project in year three.

The first two years can be studied full-time or part-time. For more flexible options students can study this programme in a blended format, which combines tutoring, some weekend study, self and distance learning classes. The final year is organized entirely around evening and weekend classes to allow for flexibility for both full-time students and part-time professionals.

This programme includes two great qualifications, an HND Computing & Systems Development at the end of the second year and a Computing Bachelor’s degree at the end of the third year.

Opportunity & Inspiration

  • 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.
     

Career Success

The General Computing pathway provides solid background and training to enable graduates to work as network specialists, database designers, web designers and IT programmers.

The Multimedia Design & Development pathway provides direct focus on the fast-growing areas of the multimedia industry, such as mobile app and computer games development, and 2D & 3D modelling and animation. Students who choose this pathway may go into film, and TV, animation, advertising or the web and games industry.

Some of our outstanding alumni who have completed this degree include:

  • Gerhard Breytenbach
  • Jana Jarolimova
  • Laijan Berrocal
  • Lukas Bartunek
  • Martin Banas
  • Nikoletta Minarova


nikoletta-minarova-1.jpgNikoletta Minarova
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

General Computing Pathway

Students acquire a sound knowledge in several IT branches including systems analysis, programming, database design/administration, web design and project management.

Multimedia Design & Development Pathway

Students acquire knowledge to build a career in multimedia design and development. The first two years of the programme focus on both broad computing skills and specific multimedia modules, while the third year broadens the skills in on-line business and service management as well as in database administration and networking.

YEAR 1 (HND) - 9 modules from the following:

  • Study and Writing Skills part 1
  • Website Design
  • Mathematics for Software Development
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • Digital Image Creation & Development
  • Study and Writing Skills part 2
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Procedural Programming
  • Systems Analysis & Design
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Information Systems in Organisations
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Digital Media in Art & Design
    • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway
  • 3D Computer Modelling & Animation
  • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway

YEAR 2 (HND) - 9 modules from the following:

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation part 1
  • Programming in Java
  • Computer Systems
  • Data Analysis & Design
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation part 2
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Business Skills for eCommerce
  • Employability & Professional Development
  • Networking Security
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Digital Forensics
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Web Applications Development
    • General Computing Pathway
  • 2D, 3D, & Time-Based Digital Applications
    • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway
  • Computer Games Design & Developments
    • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway

YEAR 3

  • Advanced Networks
  • Advanced Server-Side Technologies
  • ICT Service Management
  • Advanced Databases
  • Computing Project

 

Entry requirements

1. High school or previous college education, which could be one of the following:

  • a Czech high school diploma (maturita)
  • two A-level passes or LCCIEB equivalent
  • a Prague College Diploma
  • equivalent education from other countries, assessed individually

Students with experience or equivalent education in some subjects of the programme may be granted advance credit towards the HND 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:

  • ELSA score of at least 380, administered at Prague College or elsewhere in the world
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 79, IELTS score – 6.0 or FCE (A)

If you need to improve your language skills, you can take one of our access programmes.

3. A letter of motivation (300 words) that identifies why you want to study at Prague College and in this particular programme.

4. Final interview – a formal discussion with the applicant and final confirmation of the application process.

 

Tuition & Payment

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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!

Financing

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.

Payment plans

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.

 

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Teaching Faculty

  • Bohus Ziskal

    Bohus Ziskal

    Programme Leader, HND Computing

  • Radek Honzik

    Radek Honzik

    Associate Lecturer

  • Tuck MacRae

    Tuck MacRae

    Associate Lecturer

  • Veronika Douchova

    Veronika Douchova

    Head of School of Media & IT

  • David Petryca

    David Petryca

    Principal Lecturer

  • Alejandro Villamarin

    Alejandro Villamarin

    Associate Lecturer

  • Alex Moucha

    Alex Moucha

    Associate Lecturer
  • Pascal Silondi

    Pascal Silondi

  • Jana Jarolimova

    Jana Jarolimova

    Associate Lecturer
  • Petr Svarny

    Petr Svarny

    Associate Lecturer
  • Patrick Scherer

    Patrick Scherer

    Associate Lecturer
  • Larissa Petryca

    Larissa Petryca

    Associate Lecturer
  • Michal Marianek

    Michal Marianek

    Associate Lecturer
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    Viktor Cerny

    Associate Lecturer