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Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore the fundamentals of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) here at Aberystwyth University - with an Integrated Industrial and Professional Training Year to jump start your career prospects, upon successful completion.

The degree itself, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation.

You will be equipped with the appropriate skills for any typical job in the software industry. However, the AI emphasis will give you the head start in job areas of autonomy, AI, medical and/or bioinformatics tasks, computational intelligence, commercial/business programming of softbot applications, intelligent controllers and more.

Why study Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with an Integrated Industrial Year at Aberystwyth University?

  • Employability embedded in the structure of this degree
  • This degree is accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market
  • The department will give you access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences
  • Students on this course will have access to robotic equipment including arduinos, mobile robots and sailing robots.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you may be introduced to:

  • Programming
  • Computer Infrastructure
  • Web development
  • Problems and solutions

In your second year you may discover:

  • C and C++ and Environments
  • Our software development lifecycle module. This module will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry i.e. project manager, designer etc, you will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage.
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data structures and Algorithms

In your third year, you may be taking part in your work placement:

  • This is with the assistance of the department. By the end of this placement you will have the knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution in the workplace.
  • You will also return to University with a greater sense of motivation.

In your final year, you will undertake:

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Machine Learning
  • The development of Internet based applications
  • Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you
  • A range of further electives to specialise in areas of your choice.

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers:

  • Software design
  • Communications and networking
  • Computer applications
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Education.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    130 54%

    54th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    3rd

    16

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