We understand that your degree is a big investment for you and can impact your success at finding a job in the future. Studying your undergraduate degree with us means you’ll develop a set of specialist and transferable skills that are in demand in public and private sectors across the globe.
Our modules are designed to help you develop the key skills for any computer scientist or engineer; problem solving, programming, attention to detail, design, and implementation. Our facilities include a range of labs and equipment that will give you hands-on experience of using industry-standard tools and programmes for your work.
Your programming skills will start in your first year, when we teach you either Python or C (depending on your course). You may then have opportunities to learn additional programming languages such as Java or C++ as your studies progress. You may also be able to learn how to use specialist software such as Matlab or Project.
Our modules also incorporate different types of “soft skills”. These are in demand with organisations in all sectors. You may develop your written and oral communication skills through coursework and presentations, while our annual Challenge Week event helps you develop teamwork and leadership skills.
We also run specialist modules that can help bring your numeracy skills up to speed. So if you left school worrying that your mathematics may not be up to scratch then we can help you bridge that gap, with particular focus on the applications of mathematics to computer science or engineering.
In your final year you’ll be able to showcase all these skills in your Capstone Project. You’ll be given the starting point of a project and will develop it throughout the year, with regular support from your academic tutor or a company mentor. These projects may be inspired by a real world issue, our own research, or from a problem we’ve worked on with a business through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
At our Project Open Day you’ll show your work to businesses and leaders in specialist fields. Some of our students have even managed to secure job offers from the people they’ve met at this event.
You’ll leave us with a virtual toolbox of skills that will set you up for life, whether you take up a career in computer science and engineering, or swap to something entirely different.