Develop your awareness and expertise in identifying and exploiting IT opportunities in your chosen area/subject (e.g. Geography, Energy, Business, Marketing, Engineering, Economics, Health, etc.).
Programming is introduced using the object-oriented scripting language Ruby and the web framework Rails; you learn how to create effective user interfaces by building large-scale database driven web applications using open data.
You will be prepared in the use and development of current and emerging digital technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, and open data to improve organisations competitive advantage with entrepreneurial application of these ideas.
The programme develops web application design, authoring and administration skills, including human-centred design and evaluation, as well as entrepreneurial skills so that you could start your own business using what you learn on the degree.
You will be taught how to continually identify and revise clients' software requirements through the application of agile development practices such as scrum, pair programming, test and behaviour driven development, mob programming, and the use of sprints and task boards.
We will give you extensive experience working in software development teams developing both interpersonal skills and technical abilities across a range of subjects such as human-centred design, service design, database development, software project management, and others.
Our teaching is informed by the latest research in Computing Science and we have particular expertise in agile development, information security and artificial intelligence.
We provide a thriving environment with many opportunities to develop your skills and expertise beyond the classroom with a range of regular activities taking place on campus, and in the city including monthly meetups, quarterly co-design hack events, and other activities where you can collaborate with professional developers and designers.
Some of the organisations which employ our recent computing graduates include: Amazon, Arnold Clark, Insiso, IBM, BP, Conoco, Hewlett Packard, EDS, CGI, CMG, Wipro, British Telecom, QinetiQ, Microsoft, Prudential, the National Health Service, and local charities.