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Computer Science (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

Computer Science, here at Aberystwyth University, covers a wide range of fundamentals - infrastructure, programming, web development, communication, technology and more.

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

Skills acquired from this course are taught from cutting-edge research, in a supportive learning environment and are highly sought after by future employers - with the Integrated Industrial and Professional Training Year you will jump start your career prospects.

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 will be introduced to:

  • programming
  • computer infrastructure
  • web development
  • problems and solutions

In your second year you will discover:

  • our software development lifecycle module, which will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry ie project manager, designer etc and you will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage.
  • data structures and algorithms
  • other exciting elective modules.

In your third year, you will take part in your work placement, 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:

  • development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software
  • an 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.

Employability

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
  • computer sales and marketing
  • 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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