This exciting new four-year course will enable you to reach your full potential, combining undergraduate and postgraduate course material with the option of a one-year work placement.
Why choose this course?
If you have an ambition to progress into a professional computing career in industry or academia, then this course is for you. You will acquire the skills to become an independent learner and, in the final two years, you will gain advanced knowledge of specialist areas of computer systems, cloud computing, wireless and mobile communications, embedded systems and computer security.
A group project to manage and deliver a significant multidisciplinary engineering project will help you to further develop your communication, project management and teamworking skills. In addition, you will undertake a substantial individual project where you will be required to develop software or hardware in an innovative manner.
You have the option to finish your studies at the end of Year Three with a BSc (Hons) qualification or you can transfer onto this course from a BSc course, subject to your performance.
You will also have the opportunity for a year-long paid work placement. The School has strong links with industry, both nationally and internationally. Our industrial partners range from global hi-tech and high finance companies to local SMEs. They include representatives such as:
You will work alongside our highly regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF 2014).
Careers and employability
As one of our graduates, you will have the knowledge and skills to take up roles across a wide spectrum of jobs in the computing industry or to become a professional computer systems engineer specialising in, for example, telecommunications, cybernetics or automation.
You will possess a wide range of practical, academic and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including investigative and analytical techniques, problem-solving, planning, organisation and communication skills.
Recent graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:
- Citi – Java developer
- Freelance – web developer / systems engineer
- American Express – business analyst
- Wipro Technologies – associate consultant.