BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology degree provides graduates with an excellent foundation in the key areas of modern computing whilst also offering the facility to follow more specialised routes.
First year topics include logic, problem solving, server management, data manipulation, web development and software design as well as some team based projects. Year two studies extend the experience of web development and introduce networking, and databases as well as optional modules in smart systems, embedded technology, human-computer interaction and image processing. By the end of the year, students will have good working knowledge in the core principles of computing ready for an optional sandwich placement year.
In the final year students further their knowledge of networks and cutting edge database technologies, as well as studying mobile application development and option modules in a variety of subjects including the Internet of things and cloud computing. The final year project will offer the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained over the course to a practical problem.
Graduates leave with an outstanding knowledge of the core elements of computing, a thorough understanding of current technological trends and the ability to integrate into the global computing community in a variety of roles. They will also have developed a range of transferable skills in such areas as problem solving, communication, project management, working individually and in teams as well as self management and the ability to gather, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources.
As computers are used in every facet of our lives, computing graduates are faced with a variety of career opportunities, both nationally and internationally. Positions obtained by our graduates have included programmer, network executive, database administrator, technician, applications developer and systems analyst.