Student profile: Chow, BSc in Computing and Information Systems, Singapore

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Undertaking this degree sharpened my analytical mindset and also widened my problem-solving perspective. It took less than three months after graduating to land a job at a major US multinational technology and business services company. Read more about Chow Kin Keong.

Distance Learning: The University of London International Programmes – Computing

Goldsmiths has offered degrees in Computing through the University of London International Programmes since 1992. The Diploma was added in 1996 and the Creative Computing programmes began in 2007. We currently have over 1,100 students registered on our Computing degree and diploma programmes.

There are various programmes and different routes to study:

Computing & Information Systems

This programme is for you if you want to learn how to develop systems that can grow to meet new and changing needs in modern business environments and in arts, media and cultural applications. It also provides a route to a variety of higher degrees in the computing and information systems sector.

The programme aims to give you a wide appreciation of the subject, rather than just an understanding of existing commercial approaches, so that your knowledge can evolve and adapt to meet contemporary needs. You will develop skills in:

  • various aspects of programming
  • computer systems development and project management
  • design of database management systems, e-commerce, computer security and information systems management.

Further information about Computing and Information Systems can be found on the University of London International Programmes' website

Creative Computing

This new distance learning programme is unique as it gives undergraduate students skills in designing computer applications as well as using them. It will enable you to express your own creativity and give you the knowledge, confidence and ability to act as a creative professional in the computing, media and arts industries.

The range of skills you will develop include:

  • visual and audio design by programming
  • storyboarding – from ideas to implementation
  • creative processing for digital media: generating films, music, animations and games
  • Java programming.

Example of Creative Computing research:

Co-ordinated by Professor Frederic Fol Leymarie and Patrick Tresset, the AIKON (Autonomous/Artistic/IKONograph)

The project uses computational techniques to examine the activity of drawing – in particular sketching the human face.

Portrait of Dr Sarah Rauchas, Deputy Course Director, Computing, by Patrick Tresset using AIKON



Further information about Creative Computing can be found on the University of London International Programmes' website.

Routes to study

BSc: The degree in which 12 units are taken in three stages. You have 3-8 years to complete the BSc. You may be eligible for exemptions if you have previously studied suitable material. If you are successfully studying the BSc you may be able to apply to transfer to Goldsmiths to complete your degree, entering at Level 2 or Level 3.

Diploma: Consists of five units and is an award in its own right. Upon successful completion you may transfer directly to Level 2 of the BSc. If you do not meet the entrance requirements for the degree programmes (which includes a qualification equivalent to AS level in a mathematical subject) then you can still apply for the Diploma. In order to study for a Diploma in Computing you will need to register at a Diploma teaching institution. A list of suitable institutions can be found on the University of London International Programmes' website.

Work Experience Route: This is not an award in its own right, but consists of two Level 1 units and provides entry onto the BSc if you do not have traditional A-levels or their equivalent.

If you would like further information about the University of London International Programmes at Goldsmiths, please visit our contacts page.

For further information about the University of London International Programmes worldwide please visit the University of London International Programmes' website.

Content last modified: 26 Sep 2011

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