Computing, from the internet to mobile computing, smart devices and beyond, has changed the world – and continues to do so: next-generation robots, driverless cars, and digital currencies are just three examples of what is already on the way.
Our professionally accredited Computing degree is designed to produce graduates with a high level of knowledge across a variety of computing technologies.
You will learn the core elements of computing, such as programming, algorithms, operating systems, computer architecture, enterprise information systems, databases and data retrieval, as well as robotics, usability, human computer interaction (HCI) and software development methods. Advanced topics such as artificial intelligence and pervasive computing provide you with a wide-range of computing knowledge and a complete skillset.
Why choose this course?
Study this Computing course at Coventry and you have the chance not only to learn core elements of computer science, but also to explore and apply what you learn, tackling contemporary issues such as ‘Big Data’ and big data analytics, while developing real products as you would in industry.
This practical approach to the teaching of computing subjects, which has been praised as a model of best practice by the British Computer Society (BCS), combines activity-led learning, collaborative technical projects and simulation of real world problems.
Our course is constantly evolving to meet the advances of the vibrant field it represents. You’ll be taught by staff who are active in internationally-rated research in fields such as web development, pervasive computing, artificial intelligence, distributed systems and computing for the creative industries.
The curriculum has been designed to produce computing specialists with skills in areas such as systems analysis and design, programming, web development, databases, mobile application development and user centred design. Throughout your studies, we will encourage you to use state-of-the-art technologies including Java, XML, PHP, C++, C# and .NET and modern programming development environments, such as Eclipse, to develop a personal portfolio of work.
By the time you graduate, you will be fully equipped to move on to your professional careers, continue your studies or move on to research, which is why over 95% of our students are successful in achieving one of the above within six months of graduating. (DLHE 2014/15)
The practical nature of our course places an emphasis on your future employability, developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills, many of which are gained from placement experiences.
This, coupled with the breadth of the subject domain, means you will be well positioned for a range of employment opportunities including software development, database/systems administration, mobile application development, web development and user centred design to name a few.
You could be employed in a wide variety of roles in business or industry, including as a programmer, web developer, user experience specialist, IT business analyst or data warehouse manager.
Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will help you in finding work experience while you study and employment on graduation. Our placement programme is open to every student joining us, including international students, at no extra cost. Graduates have also used their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil and PhD qualifications.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
International experience opportunities
We provide our students with ample international experience opportunities. If you have a desire to travel, there are opportunities to apply to study abroad with past students collaborating with students from some of the best institutions from around the world. For example, we have an established exchange programme in which Finnish and Coventry University students collaborate together both here in Coventry and in Helsinki, Finland.
We run a range of UK, European and international field trips, which have previously included destinations such as Spain, Poland and Estonia. Recently, a group of students participated in a two-week fieldtrip to the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in Gunhdzhou, China, to collaborate with fellow Chinese students to deliver a project called City Compass, which resulted in delivering multiple apps that explore the cultural, culinary, touristic and historical aspects of a particular city.
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, with the list of possible options, destinations and opportunities growing every year. Past students have gone to work in countries as far afield as the USA, Spain, Germany and Cyprus.