Why choose this course?
Computing is an exciting, challenging and dynamic field. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life. New computing technologies are introduced at an enormous rate and as a result, the computer science area develops and changes continually and rapidly.
The demand for graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain modern computer systems is high. Organisations rely on the use of computers for information processing and problem-solving so the industry requires specialists to create, understand and further advance computer science. This degree will look at the computer science at the core of the underlying technologies that are increasingly infiltrating every element of our society.
Employability skills are at the heart of our computer courses including team working, project management, communication and creative thinking. This degree aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional engineer and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems. The main focus is on the more technical aspects and underlying principles of computer systems.
During the course, you will work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work. You will become familiar with industrial practice and software to analyse and simulate computer systems. You will also have the opportunity of working on a live work based project/placement during your second year which will allow you to apply your academic knowledge and interpersonal skills in a real-world environment.
The option of an Industrial Placement Year (2019 entry only) is a defining feature of this programme. It takes place in year 3 after which students return to complete the final year of the course. The Industrial Placement Year provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience of the workplace, put the knowledge and skills developed so far into practice, and to acquire new information and abilities in a practical setting.
This course is available to study this course with an Industrial Placement year in 2019 BSc (Hons) Computer Science (with Industrial Placement)* UCAS code:CSIP
You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Science (four years including foundation year) UCAS code:I345
*Subject to Validation. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you in finding an alternative programme.