Glyndwr University is top in Wales for graduate prospects in the areas of computer sciences and IT, according to The Times. It also boasts an award-winning computing department – judged 'world leading' in the last UK research assessment (RAE 2008).
The subject team have a strong relationship with the British Computer Society, the IEEE, ACM and IFIP and the department is home of ARClab, a renowned research centre for computing and digital technology who host a biennial internet research conference. The intelligent design automation research of the department was judged as “world leading” in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The department has also been successful in achieving funding for developing a range of intelligent kitchen appliances for use by elderly or disabled people.
The computing subject area is a recognised Cisco Academy. The courses provide an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes and qualify for CISCO accreditation. The team, who have experience in the industry themselves also focus on giving students an excellent knowledge and experience of the working world through ‘live’ briefs for projects, regular contact with professionals in the industry and the opportunity to attend events.
Cross disciplinary projects and research are encouraged with computer specialisms and with linked areas such as the School of Creative Arts at the university.
Many of the courses have accreditations such as Library and Information Practice, which is supported by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), CyMAL (Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales), and the Society of Chief Librarians (Wales) and is accredited by CLIP.