Problem-solving lies at the heart of Computer Science, making this one of the most exciting and forward-thinking courses you can study.
Computer science underpins almost all the science and technology we rely on in the modern world, responsible for some of the most powerful problem-solving strategies known to mankind – the Internet, smart devices, artificial intelligence, robots and much, much more.
If you are interested in how computers work and are designed, this course enables you to progress from your undergraduate degree straight to a master’s level qualification ready to enter the IT profession on graduation.
With a focus on practical applications in industry, commerce, research and everyday life, students will study a combination of theory and practice in traditional areas of computer science, including programming and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, system design and implementation. We will also examine some of the new and exciting areas of development in this ever-changing field, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science techniques, mobile app development and cryptography in software security.
This professionally accredited degree will initially introduce you to the subject of computer science and then allow you to broaden your understanding as the course progresses, enabling you to decide at a later stage which subject areas best reflect your interests or career aspirations, and tailoring your studies with an appropriate choice of specialist modules.
Coventry has a reputation for teaching excellence thanks to our activity-led approach to learning, which features stimulation of real-world problems and technical collaborative projects, supported by experts from industry and research.
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 Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts. 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 extensive commercial links 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 will 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. You can also gain additional industry recognised certifications through the Microsoft and CISCO Academy Programmes.
We have a highly experienced team of staff, many who have worked 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.
International experience opportunities
If you have a desire to travel, it is possible to spend a period abroad for part of your studies. This can be as short as two weeks working on a project in China or as long as a whole academic year to study abroad. The opportunity for a sandwich placement means we will also support you in finding an internship anywhere in the world and in seeking financing for that experience. Past students have found placements in Europe working for Toyota.
We offer you the chance to participate in fieldtrips to a number of different overseas locations, which have previously included China, Poland, Spain and Finland. For example, students participated in an HSBC project in China in 2014 and 2015.
The practical nature of the course places an emphasis on your future employability, with an aim to developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills, many of which are gained from activity-led learning projects and placement experiences. The technical content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect what is currently important and in demand in industry.