Overview of the programme
Affective computing is an exciting, multi-disciplinary strand of computing that addresses how computers, and other technologies, will become more interactive and efficient by recognising, and responding to, human emotions.
This course offers students a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of intelligent, emotionally interactive technologies as they come to fruition in the industry and marketplace over the next 10 years. Utilising emergent technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), wearable and mobile devices, and Big Data, the course combines theory and practice, as it prepares students to seize the opportunity to create innovative computers that are powerful, customisable, adaptive, and responsive to their users.
Ultimately, affective computing can provide a way for humans to seamlessly filter out a lot of the information they are presently swamped with and to get to the services and systems that are right for them.
Indications from the Tech Partnership skills council show that there is a need for 1 million new employment roles in the digital economy between now and 2025 and that 52% of digital businesses currently struggle to fill specialist vacancies.