This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World. Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.
Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing. One of the most important aspects of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life. When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.
Why study Computer Science?
Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries. A degree in Computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad. Future opportunities in computing are varied and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.
An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates a work placement. This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation. The BSc (Hons) in Computing will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors. You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience in a fast-growing area of a Computing sector of your choice.
Aims & Objectives
• Display knowledge of hardware devices, software development, programming languages and communication mechanisms currently in use in a computing environment.
• Exhibit detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of relevant theories, techniques, process and tools specifically available to professionals in the discipline of computing.
• Demonstrate knowledge and use of a range of fundamental computing methods and tools, and acquire related skills in emerging tools, trends and technologies with respect to computing.
• Apply analytical problem solving skills to solve complex problems through the use of suitable research and implementing standard techniques.
• Demonstrate comprehension of the trade-off involved in design choice, using appropriate skills diagnostics to display knowledge and understanding related to the implementation of computer-based systems.
• Work effectively both as an individual, and as a member of a development team.
• Be guided by the personal and professional requirement to identify knowledge gaps, undertake self-learning and lifelong learning to supplement existing skillsets.
Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge that make them highly attractive to potential employers.
Employers are keen to employ graduates who have work experience and the work placement on this programme provides authentic industrial experience for learners. Therefore, a key feature is the industry relevant work placement that is built into the BSc (Hons) in Computing programme. The DBS Employer Liaison Officer works with learners to find them a relevant and meaningful work placement. The Careers Office is experienced in securing ICT work placements for a Level 8 ICT Skills conversion course with learners places in companies such as: Version1, Brandon Consulting, Zurich Insurance, Ezetop, Qualcom, BigRedCloud, Ergo and Storm Technology.