Why choose this course?
Computing specialists are in high demand as technology now plays a role in almost everything we do. Our computing degree combines the core principles of the field with a forward-looking approach to embracing and driving new developments.
The course will prepare you for a career in this exciting industry with your highly sought-after skills in computer programming, database development, networking, website development and information systems design. These are vital skills for gaining entry into organisations which demand confident and technically equipped computing graduates.
Through studying computing, you will develop a number of practical skills which are useful in any field of business, such as problem solving, teamwork, project management and how to use information technology effectively as well as understanding specialised software. You will gain practical experience through work placements and working on real life projects as part of the course.
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.
You can also choose to study this course with an Industrial Placement year in 2019 BSc (Hons) Computing (with Industrial Placement)* UCAS code: COIP.
You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computing (four years including foundation year) UCAS code: I908.
*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 with finding an alternative programme.
Why not come to one of our weekly informal drop-in information sessions? Staff from the Department will be available on Wednesdays in The Study between 4.00pm and 6.00pm to discuss this programme. Please register your interest here or drop in on the day.