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Computer Science with Industrial Placement (Security and Resilience) BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree in security and resilience includes an industrial placement, equipping you with practical work experience and boosting your CV.

Course overview

You will learn about the design and development of dependable software systems.

Explore different aspects of computing science – such as games design, bioinformatics, and security – in your first two years.

Spend a year on an accredited, paid industrial placement between Stages 2 and 3.

Study specialist modules in Stage 3 – such as cryptographies and software verification technology – to develop skills and knowledge for your chosen career.

Security and Resilience

Graduates of our degrees in Security and Resilience will have particular knowledge and skills related to the development of dependable software systems.

Armed with knowledge of issues such as security mechanisms for computing, software verification techniques and tools, cryptography, and cryptographic protocols, you will be well placed for employment in technical positions in software houses and with companies designing and deploying dependable software in safety-critical industry sectors.

Professional accreditation

Following a curriculum review, we are seeking British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation for our degrees so you can be assured that you will graduate with a degree that meets the standard set by the IT industry.

BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT. Studying a BCS-accredited degree provides the foundation for a chartered IT professional, engineer or scientist.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods include:

  • lectures – including guest lectures by visiting IT professionals
  • tutorials – from our expert staff
  • supervised practical work – which accounts for a significant amount of your time
  • project work – to help you develop real-world business skills such as teamworking and project management

Project work includes a team project in Stage 2 to develop a substantial software product and a major individual project in Stage 4.

Industrial placement year

Your paid placement year takes place in Stage 3 and provides you with the experience of seeking and securing a job. You'll also gain practical experience, key business skills and industry contacts that will benefit your academic study and longer-term career.

We assess your placement by a short report and presentation, though the assessment will not count towards your final mark.

Preparing you for career success

In the present job market, computing science graduates are better placed than many others to obtain employment in a challenging and fulfilling career, and the employability of Newcastle graduates is particularly high.

An increasing number of employers require digital skills, meaning our graduates are highly sought after. They move into bespoke software development roles in software houses and computer manufacturers and also into corporate organisations that use computers on a larger scale, such as banking, insurance and manufacturing companies and public sector institutions.

As a graduate of Computer Science (Security and Resilience) you’ll be well placed for employment in technical positions in software houses and with companies designing and deploying dependable software in safety-critical industry sectors.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Newcastle University is a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts.
Dedicated teams support students during application, before arrival and as they settle into life in the UK.
Degree programmes shaped by strong links with multinational businesses and opportunities for professional accreditation and placements.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 114 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    145 62%

    32nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87.0 87%

    39th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.30 66%

    111th

    50

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