This degree with an Integrated Industrial and Professional Training Year will jump-start your career prospects. If you are interested in the fundamentals of Computer Science, our degree which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience and ensure employability is embedded in the structure of your degree. Our students have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers. You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences and you will also have access to robotic equipment including Arduinos, mobile robots and sailing robots. This is a four-year scheme during which you will be introduced to programming, computer infrastructure and web development. You will take part in a work placement in your third year in which you will be assisted by the department. By the end of this placement, you will have the knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to the workplace and you will return to the University with a greater sense of motivation. Your fourth and final year will involve an individual project for which you will develop a piece of software in an area of your choice. Employability skills are the core values of our degree. As part of your degree, you will be required to take part in a residential where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage and improve your skills in communication, analysis, time management, independent and group-based working, organisation, implementation, research and technical skills. Industrial Year students will have the opportunity to join a second-year residential weekend concentrating on skills to help you find a great placement. These include CV skills, interview practice, networking with employers and developing your online presence. Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers in fields such as:
- Software design;
- Communications and networking;
- Computer applications;
- Web development;
- IT consultancy and management;
- Systems analysis and development;
- Computer sales;
What will I learn? In your first year you will discover; Programming; Computer Infrastructure; Web development; Problems + solutions. In your second, you will explore; Our software development lifecycle module. This module will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry i.e. project manager, designer etc, you will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage; Data structures and algorithms. In your third year, you will embark on your Year in Industry. This will be organised with assistance from the department. In your final year you will study the development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software ;Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||55||With minimum score of 51 an any component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
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Department of Computer Science (undergraduate enquiries)
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