Our graduates have a wide range of careers open to them. Perhaps you’ll start by becoming a general analyst/programmer. Or join a consultancy firm – often just a first step toward setting up your own business. The industry’s major companies all have openings for well-qualified personnel. Students with ‘sandwich’ experience are particularly in demand for the better graduate appointments.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for well-known companies and organisations including:
As a good honours graduate you may also be able to study for a higher degree in one of our research areas such as information systems/machine interface, simulation modelling and software engineering.
Our Level 1 course meets the needs of students joining us from a wide variety of backgrounds and with diverse computing experience. These classes build a firm foundation for the rest of your degree by introducing you to the style and ethos of both the School and the computing profession. Foundation units include:
By the end of Level 1, regardless of your degree programme, you’ll have covered the fundamental concepts of computer science and information systems, with a particular emphasis on programming. You’ll then be ready to explore them in greater depth at Level 2. See below for typical modules.
You’ll further specialise to cover systems analysis and design by the end of Level 2 – having also have studied foundation topics such as logic which leads into AI, operating systems and network architectures.
Optional Level 3 modules
Final year project
This is a substantial individual project for which you research an artificial intelligence topic in-depth. If you’re on a sandwich course it’s quite likely that this project will be of interest to future employers. This is assessed and is worth a third of your Level 3 marks.
In this final year, you’ll continue to specialise in artificial intelligence. At the same time you’ll study options to broaden your understanding of computing. You’ll begin to address research-level issues in areas such as software engineering, information systems, simulation modelling, digital media and games, network computing and artificial intelligence.
GPA 5.0 or 80%
75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.