This course is designed to develop a grasp of the key concepts of computing, software and modern computer systems. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of computing and computation, along with showcasing the importance of software and technology in the Digital Economy. You will also be exposed to the state-of-the art tools, methodologies and research that will shape and transform the computing and IT industry over the next decade.
The department has scored highly in the National Student Survey over the past five years, averaging between 90%-100% overall satisfaction. We are currently ranked as the top 'new' university in Wales for Computer Science in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2014.
In addition to formal examinations, you will be continuously assessed throughout the course. Most modules are assessed primarily by a combination of coursework and unseen written exams, generally weighted 50/50 at the end of the year.
You will study modules across the three years that include:
- Systems Analysis and Design Techniques
- Mathematics for Computing
- Low-Level Programming
- Introduction to Databases
- Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet
- Fundamentals of Computer Technology
- Introduction to Information Systems
- Data Structures, Algorithms, and Program Design
- Programming Fundamentals
- Event Driven Programming
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing
- Academic Practice
Employability & Careers
Graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities in computing and information technology-related areas, such as software development, systems analysis and design and IT consultancy, with the demand for technically-skilled employees in both the private and public sector continuing to rise.
The School has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, student exchange and internship programmes.
The provision of work placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your second year studies. We have strong links with the computing and information technology industries and the work-placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.
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Last updated October 23, 2017