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Computer Science (Year in Industry)

Cardiff University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Computer Science (Year in Industry)

This four-year version of our flagship degree provides the option to complete a employability-enhancing year working in a paid role at a leading organisation.

This accredited degree provides both the theoretical and practical knowledge required to become a part of the exciting and dynamic world of computer science which lies at the heart of almost all aspects of modern life.

On this course you will develop transferable technical, analytical and professional skills, supported by a broad awareness of current technology trends. The course covers a mixture of core techniques and concepts and evolving, technology-based subject matter.

Graduates are able to objectively analyse problems and develop appropriate computational solutions. Your detailed understanding of technology will make you suitable for a range of professional careers and sought-after by employers.

The year in industry will give you the opportunity to broaden your experience, strengthen your transferable skills, and apply your knowledge to real-world problems.

Admission requirements

Typical A level offer

ABB-BBB. You will not need to achieve these grades from any specific subjects. Please note that General Studies are not accepted for entry.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Computational Thinking
  • Web Applications
  • Problem Solving with Python
  • Developing Quality Software
  • Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Maths for Computer Science
  • Object Oriented Java Programming
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Database Systems
  • Enhancing your Employability
  • Group Project
  • Communication Networks
  • Object Orientation, Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Data Processing and Visualisation
  • Systems Modelling
  • Informatics
  • Introduction to the Theory of Computation
  • Scientific Computing
  • Distributed and Enterprise Architectures
  • Placement
  • Emerging Technologies
  • One Semester Individual Project - 40
  • High Performance Computing
  • Large-Scale Databases
  • Multimedia
  • Knowledge Management
  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Security
  • Forensics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Graphics
  • Project Management

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK and EU Students is £9,000.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £21,950


What skills will I practise and develop?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the broad range of concepts, principles and theories underpinning Computer Science
  • An ability to describe computing systems and solutions to problems
  • An understanding of the representation of data in structured forms and its interplay with the implementation of algorithms

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to critically appraise computing systems and solutions to problems
  • An ability to objectively analyse computational problems and develop appropriate, creative solutions
  • An ability to model complex scenarios to design computer systems that meet stated requirements
  • An ability to select, derive and analyse appropriate algorithms to solve computing problems
  • An ability to recognise and specify the constraints, requirements and trade-offs in the design of computer systems

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Awareness of relevant professional, ethical, legal and social issues that arise in the implementation of existing and future computer systems
  • An ability to pursue opportunities for career development and lifelong learning and appreciate the importance of commercial awareness

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to effectively communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and electronic means
  • An ability to work effectively in a team and as an individual
  • An ability to make effective use of a range of IT systems

Career opportunities

Recent statistics show that the vast majority of our graduates are following their chosen career paths in roles such as

  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Associate Software Developer
  • Business Analyst and Systems Development Officer.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...

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Cardiff University

CF10 3AT Cardiff

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