The BA/BSc (Hons) Computing Systems course provides a broad based education which includes computing, programming and technology. The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly-based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. This will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in computing with specific vocational skills relevant to local industry needs.
The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly-based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. The course will also help meet industry’s current shortage of high quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.
This course emphasises the need to be adaptable to the constantly evolving systems and changing needs of the computer systems industry. We live an increasingly connected world with a high demand for engineers capable of producing next generation computer systems. These technologies range from high-performance distributed systems to small scale embedded devices that are omnipresent in our everyday lives – with more and more of these devices including network connectivity.
The BA/BSc (Hons) Computing Systems course develops the knowledge and practical skills needed to design and produce integrated computer systems solutions well suited to the constantly evolving needs of industry. We draw on the cutting-edge research and knowledge transfer activities of the department to continuously update course content to reflect the most up-to-date teaching, which is an essential requirement in such a rapidly changing field.
To provide you with the skills you’ll require when you graduate, you work on real-world projects – both individually and in a group – to design, develop and test computer system solutions suitable for the needs of industrial partners.
The BA/BSc Computing System course recognises that software development skills need to be complemented with people and process related skills. Consequently people, process and professional practice are important topics within modules of the course and allow the development of a broad base of skills appropriate to a software engineer.
Course Length: 3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates: January / May / September