Computer Science with Professional Experience at University of Salford - UCAS

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Computers are at the heart of modern society, with technology touching all aspects of life including commerce, industry, healthcare, communication and recreation. Gain the practical skills and knowledge to innovate systems and further enhance our world with a BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree with Salford. Computer scientists design, develop and analyse software and hardware that can overcome commercial, social and scientific challenges. As industry 4.0 heralds the next generation of connected networks and technologies, develop the skill set for the 21st century ready for a limitless career creating applications and networks for the connected, data-driven generation. Develop in-demand knowledge and skills Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for I.T, you'll be educated to the highest professional standards, studying real-world relevant modules. You’ll graduate equipped with the practical skills ready to build a successful and lucrative computing career anywhere in the world. Our course covers essential and specialist skills needed by industry. Initially, you’ll learn about programming, and database and computer systems. You’ll look at Java, Linux, artificial intelligence, networking and computer graphics. Later, you’ll explore data mining, data structures and design patterns. You can even choose to focus your studies on specific interests, with modules in virtual reality or information security. With the professional experience pathway, you'll spend a year in industry between your second and third year. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your CV, apply your academic knowledge, build workplace skills in a real-world environment, and to reflect on your own personal development and career choices. On successful completion of an industrial placement year, you can add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree award title. Get closer to industry With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community. There will also be opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities through our computing society. We are a fast-growing centre for computer and data science. Our research and industry partnerships have influenced the development of commercial software products, and we work across multiple industries to unlock the potential of data and AI. We are also a co-founding member of both the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry and the Greater Manchester AI Foundry. Through these initiatives, we support the city region’s ambitions to be a digital leader - and help it continue to be a great place for our computing graduates to build successful careers. Our new home for computing In Autumn 2022, we open our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for computing. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Features • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for I.T • Gain programming practice through design, implementation and testing, along with an appreciation of more sophisticated programming behaviour • Learn the principles of relational database management system, and their implementation and efficiency, using emerging trends • Explore the theory and practice of website design and development, understanding human-computer interaction and designing and analysing user interfaces • Develop knowledge and understanding of the application pattern-based strategies for resolving common high-level problems • Use high-level real-time 3D graphics toolkits, and your knowledge of Java to develop use of the C++ programming language • Become familiar with AI techniques and terminology for knowledge representation and searching, and gain an understanding of data mining algorithms


Year one modules may include: Programming 1; Programming 2; Database Systems; Professional Development and Practices; Web Development and Human Computer Interfaces; Computer System Internals and Linux. Year two modules may include: Software Project with Agile Techniques; AI and Data Mining; Data Structures and Algorithms; Networking; Software Architectures; Server Side Programming. Year three modules may include: Computer Graphics; Software Quality Management; Project for Computer Science; Optional Modules (choose two) Advanced Web Development; Information Security; Virtual Reality and 3D Games; Mobile Development.

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Computer Science with Professional Experience at University of Salford - UCAS