Information Technologies Faculty

BSc Computer Science

Overview

With the digital era continuing to develop rapidly, the role of computing and its impact on our lives is more important than ever. New and innovative computer technologies are constantly being unveiled, with software engineers, systems developers, programmers and analysts playing a vital role in their creation and development.

Benefiting from more than 50 years of successful teaching, our Computer Science course focuses on modern approaches to software systems development, allowing you to explore both the theoretical and practical skills needed to understand programming language concepts, software design methods, secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks.

The course prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities, from programming and developer roles to software engineering, with computer technology closely linked with an extensive range of industries such as medicine, education, entertainment, security and architecture.

Reasons to choose

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

  • DMU Leicester's diverse curriculum provides students with an equal balance of theory and practice and is embedded with contemporary technologies designed to tackle modern multi-core platforms.

  • Tailor your learning to your career ambitions through a wide range of optional third year modules, including: Secure Web Application Development; Multi-Service Networks; Interaction Design; and Big Data and Business Models.

  • You can gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with DMU Leicester Global Programme. During previous trips, DMU Leicester students have gained key insights into San Francisco’s tech industry, while others put their skills to the test at New York’s Spyscape Museum.

  • DMU Leicester Computer Science research is ranked as the world’s joint first for citations to DMU Leicester articles on the Category Normalized Citation Index.

  • DMU Leicester graduates have gone on to work for companies such as ITN, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, BT, RBS, HSBC, DNEG and Experian.

Year one

  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Fundamental Concepts of Computer Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Operating Systems and Networks

Year two

  • OO Design and Development
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Web Application Development
  • Agile Development Team Project

Year three

  • Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Software Development: Methods and Standards
  • Development Project
    • "*Functional Programming
    • *Advanced Web Development
    • *Fuzzy Logic and Inference Systems
    • *Privacy and Data Protection

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

De Montfort University Kazakhstan (DMUK) is dedicated to providing its students with a cutting-edge education combining academic knowledge and real-world industry experience.

DMUK achieves this goal through its Industry Academies and partnerships with leading companies that offer specialized training and certification programs. The approved academies at DMUK are the Red Hat Academy, Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy, and IBM SkillsBuild. Each academy focuses on specific areas of expertise, providing students with valuable skills and certifications to enhance their employability.


The Red Hat Academy at DMUK is designed to equip students with expertise in open-source technologies. Red Hat, a global leader in open-source solutions, collaborates with DMUK to offer certificate courses covering various topics. Students have the opportunity to gain certifications such as:

  1. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA): This certification validates skills in system administration, including tasks such as installing and configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  2. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE): Building upon the RHCSA, this certification focuses on advanced system administration tasks, such as setting up security controls and troubleshooting.
  3. Red Hat Certified Enterprise Application Developer (RHCEAD): This certification emphasizes the ability to build Java EE apps on Red Hat platforms using core APIs for secure, reliable microservices. It validates expertise in JAX-RS, JAAS, CDI, JMS, and beyond.

In collaboration with Palo Alto Networks, a leading cybersecurity company, DMUK's Cybersecurity Academy provides students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in cybersecurity. Certificate courses offered by this academy include:

  1. Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician (PCCET): This entry-level certification covers foundational cybersecurity concepts, network security, and threat prevention
  2. Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA): Focusing on the configuration and management of Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls, this certification is crucial for those entering the field of network security.

At DMUK, IBM SkillsBuild focuses on delivering a versatile learning experience through generalized courses that cover a spectrum of digital disciplines. Through these courses, students can gain expertise in areas such as:

  1. Data Science and Analytics: The curriculum includes modules on data analysis, machine learning, and data visualization, enabling students to develop a robust foundation in these critical areas, enhancing their overall proficiency in the dynamic field of data science and analytics
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): Students learn to design and implement AI solutions, preparing them for roles in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence
  3. Cloud Computing: The Cloud Computing curriculum equips students with knowledge of cloud computing concepts, services, and deployment models. Students gain a deep understanding of the principles and practices in cloud technology, preparing them for diverse responsibilities within cloud computing

Moreover, the IBM SkillsBuild partnership facilitates access to crucial software downloads, enabling hands-on learning experiences. Students can leverage IBM's resources to practice and apply the concepts they learn in these courses. This practical exposure enhances their understanding of industry-relevant technologies.

These collaborative initiatives enhance academic journey and ensure they are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the ever-evolving technology landscape.

WHO CAN APPLY?

    Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

    Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

    Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

    Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement + Reference (Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution)

1. Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • High School Diploma*

OR

UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)

OR

  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component
  • 2. English Language

    We care about your success.

    Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

    The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0) and TOEFL iBT 35 out of 120 with each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) to be not less than 9.

    3. Personal Statement

    As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

    4. Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

    You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.   

    The course is part of DMU Leicester’s Cyber Security Centre, which influences the government and corporations in their approach to cyber security. This shapes the curriculum so that you learn what is important. It also grants you privileged access to career opportunities. In the first year, you will normally attend around 13–15 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work.

    Assessment is made up of roughly 25 per cent end-of-year examination and 75 per cent coursework in each year. The coursework takes a variety of forms, with frequent laboratory-based phase tests providing early feedback on progress. In the second year, more substantial assignments are set, including a research study. In the final year, assessment is typically by coursework with some specialist optional modules assessed by exams.

    Opportunities and careers

    This programme has been developed to help give students the skills needed for careers in the cyber security industry.

    Graduates have excellent opportunities to pursue careers in industry, government, or law enforcement in roles such as a security analyst, penetration tester, forensic investigator, or cyber security engineer. Previous graduates from our cyber security programmes have gone on to work for organisations such as Deloitte, GCHQ, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce.

    Undergraduate
    For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

    We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

    We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

    Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

  • Early Bird Discount
  • Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th January 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 8% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,500 USD

    Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th May 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 5% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,875 USD

    Your tuition fee is fixed at 12,500 USD for the remaining 3 years of study
    - no fee increases!

  • Pay in Advance Discount
  • Apply and pay full payment in advance and take and advantage of the following offers:
    - 5% discount by paying for 1 year in advance
    - 7% discount by paying for 2 years in advance
    - 8% discount by paying for 3 years in advance
    - 10% discount by paying for 4 years in advance

    The Family Loyalty Discount is for local and international students. When 2 or more family members enrol at the same time a further 5% discount will be given off your course fees for each family member for each year they are enrolled on a full-time course, whether that is an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or English language course. The discount will be offered for a maximum of 2 family members and the family discount will be applied after any discount is applied.

    You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.

    Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

    Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.

    Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.

    Future great leaders and changemakers can come from anywhere. Financial challenge and limitations should not prevent the next great business CEO, entrepreneur, lawyer, future diplomat from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact.

    We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.

    Early bird 2023 discount

    Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

    Contact Us
    • +7 727 339 00 90 (Admissions)
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    • +7 771 500 55 77 (WhatsApp)
    • officedmuk@dmuk.edu.kz (General Enquiries)
    • admissions@dmuk.edu.kz (Admissions)
    Location
    • Almaty City, Medeu District, 120/48, premises 4, Al-Farabi Ave., 050044, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
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