Course Brief

This module introduces a student to basic computing and communication skills. It also looks at the fundamentals of computing - hardware, software, architecture and operating systems.


  • This course is offered in 60 hours
  • Basic types and expressions;
  • assignment statements;
  • loops and conditionals (simple and nested);
  • handling simple I/O;
  • objects and classes;
  • methods with and without parameters;
  • inheritance;
  • constructor methods (and the use of `new’);
  • method overloading;
  • method overriding;
  • arrays and simple sorting;
  • basic file handling;
  • try and catch (simple exception handling);
  • implementing simple graphical user interfaces;
  • incorporating applets in a web page;
  • simple built-in dynamic structures – vectors;
  • types versus classes; scope of variables;
  • code layout and documentation.

Lectures, tutorials, lab.

Two coursework submissions.

One three hour written paper.

  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (UoL)

    This degree prepares you to develop systems that can grow to meet new and changing needs in modern business environments. 

    • This degree is internationally recognized, giving you an advantage in the job market, wherever your career takes you.
    • You can rely on the quality of the content of this degree.
    • You will gain specialist expertise in the development and application of innovative technologies.
    • Our courses are designed to help you develop the analytical, organizational and creative skills sought by employers in the fast-evolving sector.
    • You will receive comprehensive subject guides approved by Goldsmith's academics, as well as access to a wealth of online resources.
    • This programme provides an excellent preparation for a career as a computing or information systems professional.

    In order to obtain the BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems, students will pursue:-

    • 8 core full modules
    • 6 electives (half modules)
    • Final Project

    At SBCS we focus on -

    • Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
    • Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.

    Highlights at a glance -

    • Final Year (Top-up)
    • Global Recognition
    • Excellent Facilities and Administrative Support
    • Expert Lecturers                                
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and Information Systems

    The Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and Information Systems (formerly Diploma in Computing and Information Systems) is a qualification in its own right that provides an alternative entry route to degree study. It can be completed in a minimum of two years. On successful completion of the programme, you may transfer directly to year two of the BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems.