The main emphasis of this degree is on the development of advanced software and the use of cutting-edge ideas to enable you to work with data on a massive scale – something employers are increasingly demanding. As the use of the internet, ‘big data’, simulation, and automation continues to grow, so does the need for computer scientists and software engineers who can provide real solutions to real problems. This course has been designed so you can meet the demands of high-performance computing in industry. You will learn software development, machine architecture, problem modelling and parallel computing – among other things. Computer Science is an ever-expanding field of study with great opportunities for employment, further study and research in a variety of fields. This course's main emphasis is on the development of software using high performance computing and cutting-edge concepts to enable an intelligent understanding of data on a massive scale, learners are also introduced to fields like Artificial Intelligence, Web Development, Agile Software Development practices and current issues both ethically and economically in the technology sector. After completion of your second year you will have the opportunity to undertake year in industry to allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in a business or industrial setting. This allows you to build up the practical skills desired by employers and to demonstrate your capabilities on your CV. Following the CDIO - conceive, design, implement and operate - model of learning, you'll cover all the elements of computing projects from conception, through design and implementation to final operation and review. The range of subjects covered in this degree have been designed to allow you to consider roles such as software developer, product manager, scrum master and UX designer, however the core skills you will learn support your evolution into a computing professional in many roles. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|