Computer science underpins almost all the science and technology that we rely on in the modern world. It is responsible for some of the most powerful problem-solving strategies known to mankind – the Internet, smart devices, artificial intelligence, robots and much, much more.
We aim to explore practical applications in industry, commerce, research and everyday life, and a combination of theory and practice in traditional areas of computer science, including programming and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, system design and implementation.
You should also explore some of the new and exciting areas of development in this ever-changing field such as machine learning, data science techniques, mobile app development and cryptography in software security.
On top of these, the 3rd year (and 4th year for MSci) will have a specific focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), enabling students to achieve the technical and transferable skills in this ever growing area.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (AI) course builds on a common first two years with Computer Science and follows with a third, and optional fourth MSci year, dedicated to AI. Students can also opt for a placement year in industry or a year spent studying abroad*.
In all cases the course is designed to produce graduates with the technical and transferable skills needed in a wide range of careers and industries; whether these are established computer science domains such as software development and database maintenance, or emerging ones influenced by the growing use of AI.
*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.
Why choose this course?
We have a syllabus that keeps up with current technology trends, so you can stay abreast of emerging technologies like graph databases, mobile app development and, of course, AI which becomes the main study focus at Level 6 and Level 7. We will explore the basis of computer science, using industry-standard equipment including robots, virtual and physical servers, Chromebooks and mobile devices, as well as Microsoft software and industrial strength collaboration coding platforms such as GitHub.
Our current commercial links may provide you with opportunities to experience the process of working in a team to create a system for a client with all the constraints and requirements this entails*. For example, recent projects have involved robot simulators, data mining with IBM, database development, virtual reality and assistive technology.
You should have the opportunity to develop specialised skills and knowledge in the areas of intelligent agents, mobile applications, open source development, concurrent and real-time applications on the undergraduate programme, as well as neural networks, machine learning, cloud computing, distributed technologies and intelligent information retrieval on the Master’s programme. You can also attempt to gain additional industry-recognised certifications through the Microsoft and CISCO Academy Programmes as part of the university’s Add+vantage scheme at no additional cost.
Our current staff have experience of working in the fields of machine learning, networking or data science for well-known organisations such as Maplesoft, Praeposit Limited for e-learning and Jaguar Land Rover, and others who are conducting internationally-rated research in fields such as web and mobile development, artificial intelligence, distributed systems and computing for the creative industries.
* Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.