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Computer Science MSci/BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Course code:

ECU178

Study options:

3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich or study abroad
4 years full-time, 5 years sandwich or study abroad

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017
January 2018

Fees:
Faculty:

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Overview

Problem-solving lies at the heart of Computer Science, making this one of the most exciting and forward-thinking courses you can study.

Computer science underpins almost all the science and technology we rely on in the modern world, responsible for some of the most powerful problem-solving strategies known to mankind – the Internet, smart devices, artificial intelligence, robots and much, much more.

If you are interested in how computers work and are designed, this British Computer Society (BCS) accredited course enables you to progress from your undergraduate degree straight to a master’s level qualification ready to enter the IT profession on graduation.

With a focus on practical applications in industry, commerce, research and everyday life, students will study a combination of theory and practice in traditional areas of computer science, including programming and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, system design and implementation. We will also examine some of the new and exciting areas of development in this ever-changing field, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science techniques, mobile app development and cryptography in software security.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

The British Computer Society (BCS)

The course has been re-accredited by the BCS, fully meeting the academic requirements to become a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) and partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Scientist (CSi) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration upon graduation.

What our students say...

Coventry's Computer Science course offers a teaching programme of practical skills backed up with constant practise of those skills. This gives us not only a great theoretical knowledge base to draw on, but also the experience of implementing what we learn. Being able to practise what we learn, rather than just being told what to do, which allows us to see why things are done as they are through doing it ourselves.

Samuel Barratt, second year student in 2015/16

Course information

This professionally accredited degree will initially introduce you to the subject of computer science and then allow you to  broaden your understanding as the course progresses, enabling you to decide at a later stage which subject areas best reflect your interests or career aspirations, and tailoring your studies with an appropriate choice of specialist modules.

Coventry has a reputation for teaching excellence thanks to our activity-led approach to learning, which features stimulation of real-world problems and technical collaborative projects, supported by experts from industry and research.

92%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of this course

NSS, 2016

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

In your first year, students will gain fundamental knowledge in all areas of the subject, including programming, computer architecture, software system design and usability.

Modules

  • Introduction to Computing

  • Introduction to Algorithms

  • Computer Architecture and Networks

  • Enterprise Information Systems

  • Designing for Usability 1

  • Logic and Sets

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

By the end of the second year, you should have learned to write and test programs, work in a development team on a real-world project, build networked systems and have a working knowledge of vital aspects of computer industry in ethics and law.

Modules

  • Real world project

  • Programming, Algorithms and Data structures

  • Data Information and Retrieval

  • Operating Systems, Security and Networks

  • Software Engineering

  • Technology and its Legal, Social and Ethical Context

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. Past students have undertaken placements working in data analysis at Shell Oil, system development at IBM and technical support at Cummings.  

Overview

In the third year, we introduce you to the study of computational techniques for analysing and solving more complex problems and large-scale software systems development. You will be able to choose from a broad range of optional modules in topics such as artificial intelligence, concurrent and real time system design, development of enterprise systems and web or mobile app development. The latter enables you to explore and implement mobile phone apps using Android or Apple iOS technology.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have previously learned by undertaking an in-depth individual project. This normally involves building an original computer system, which will solve one of a range of challenging problems suggested by an expert in the relevant field. For example, robot navigations, security, wayfinder apps and emotion recognition.  

Modules

  • Individual Project

  • Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science

  • Software Quality and Process Management

  • Optional modules

    2 from the following:

    • Android Application Development
    • iOS Application Development
    • Agile Development
    • Security and Compliance in the Cloud
    • Web API Development
    • Intelligent Agents
    • Concurrent and Real-time System Design
    • Open Source Development

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

If you choose to progress to the optional Master’s programme, you will acquire specialised knowledge and skills in advanced software design and development, cloud computing and distributed technologies, intelligent information retrieval and machine learning. You will also have the option to study advanced topics in artificial neural networks, evolutionary and fuzzy systems.

Modules

  • Advanced Software Design and Development

  • Machine Learning

  • Cloud Computing and Distributed Technologies

  • Intelligent Information Retrieval

  • MSci Research Project

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Artificial Neural Networks
    • Evolutionary and Fuzzy Systems
12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Opportunity to gain Microsoft Academy certifications.
  • 92% satisfaction for the quality of teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.
  • An opportunity to demonstrate your portfolio of work to potential employers at the annual Coventry New Wizards Showcase.
  • Option to join the CISCO Academy Programme leading to an industry-recognised CISCO Certified Networked Associate (CCNA) qualification.
  • An excellent track record in employability – with 96% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15) and 85% of those employed in professional level roles.
  • The active Computer Club that organises a range of extracurricular activities, such as LAN gaming, robot programming challenges and hackathons, to experience the most up-to-date technologies.
  • Regular guest lecturers from current practitioners, which, in recent years, have included speakers senior professors from Sheffield, Lincoln and Birmingham universities and the European Bioinformatics Centre Cambridge.
  • Support for seeking short and long-term placements with technology companies to gain the experience employers desire. Past students have worked for Microsoft UK Ltd, Intel and Accenture, as well as a range of medium sized companies in web, media and the creative industries.

Past students have worked for Microsoft UK Ltd, Intel and Accenture.

Our main study themes are:

  • Programming: The underlying concepts and algorithms, which enables you to apply the programming techniques that appropriate for the problem encountered. You will have opportunity to develop core skills in programming by learning and applying syntax, problem-solving strategies, and theory common to most programming languages. We also examine professional practices associated with the industry, including key software development concepts such as testing code, version control, functional decomposition and event driven programming, as well as how to interact with non-technical users and clients.

  • Computer Architecture, Networking and Operating Systems:  We investigate and analyse the origin, structure and use of the fundamental components of computers, how they represent data, operating systems (OS) used and networking approaches. We will explore basic OS concepts, such as processes, memory management, drivers and file systems. We cover the main features of Linux, Windows, UNIX and Mac OSI, among others.

  • Database Systems, Data and Information Retrieval: How to identify the database approach that best reflects the application and the use of a variety of data analytic approaches.

  • Software System Modelling and Project Management: We offer a practical guide to the software development processes with associated tools and techniques for modelling and project management. We focus on modern iterative process models using Agile and object-oriented (OO) modelling methods and tools, including techniques for requirements engineering and analysis, architectural design and detailed software design with patterns, completed with implementation, testing and integration.

  • Latest Computing-related Technologies and Development: We explore the latest technologies and development in the areas of web technologies, mobile apps, AI, concurrent and real time systems, and contribute to the open source community through the development of software and the production of large scale complex software.

The programme allows you to study full-time over three years to achieve the Bachelor’s level or four years if you wish to progress to the Master’s level in October of the academic year. With the work placement or study abroad option, you will study full-time over four years to achieve the Bachelor’s level or five years if you wish to progress to the Master’s level.

You have the option of extending your studies by taking a sandwich year in the form of an industrial training placement or study abroad between Year Two and Year Three. If you choose the industrial training placement, this will take the form of a full year position. For example, one student recently worked in IT support and was responsible for data queries, reporting and computer/servers’ assembly for Faurecia, a global automotive supplier, in their Banbury plant, which produced the seats for the BMW in Oxford. Alternatively, if you choose to study abroad, you would spend a half year in education and the other half on work placement. In 2015/16, one of our students was enrolled at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany and studied various modules in business, such as supply chain management, presentation and business English, in addition to completing a work placement at Dell in the areas of systems and information technology in Botswana.

Theory and lab-based classes will give you an opportunity to develop your knowledge of a wide range of computer science theory and practice, and how this can be used in creating software for use in the real world. The course adopts an engaging approach to teaching through use of videos, quizzes, real-world examples and interactive learning.  

Throughout the course, great emphasis is placed on the practical development of work, with a significant portion of your time being spent on: assisted lab tasks, which may involve programming, date analysis and retrieval or computer architecture; seminars discussing topics like algorithms, machine learning or open source programming; or project-based sessions, which may cover Hadoop to perform parallel data analysis, creating code with an open source community or new apps. You will have opportunities to take part in challenging individual and group projects dealing with questions at the cutting-edge of computer science. Regular external talks, by our academic and research staff, as well as visiting lecturers, bring you the latest issues on a wide range of topics, which have recently covered security, artificial intelligence, software development and robotics.

We organise a wide range of optional field trips, in the UK or abroad, with past students visiting Bletchley Park, the central site for Britain's codebreakers during World War II, and the Internet of Things Expo in London.

As well as industry placements provided via the sandwich year route, we also facilitate research internships. The internships typically last for eight to 12 weeks and have involved students conducting research into robots, neural networks and cryptography.

Teaching methods include:
lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, group projects, workshops and practical laboratory sessions, supported by an extensive suite of labs staffed by experienced staff.

Meet our staff

Yih-Ling Hedley

Our Senior Lecturer in Computing, Yih-Ling has taught a number of subject areas, primarily in software engineering and web applications development as a lecturer at the School of Computing, Electronics and Maths at Coventry University.

Yih-Ling is currently working on a project through the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) scheme in mobile applications and systems integration in the Java Enterprise framework.

Read full profile

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. The assessment will be marked on how well you achieve these learning outcomes with feedback that will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade. Students are required to achieve above 40% to pass; anything above 70% is classified as ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’.

The assessments for the modules vary and include a diverse set of approaches, such as portfolios, essays, papers, phase-tests, posters, presentations and formal exams.

An estimated percentage breakdown of your final grade and assessment is as follows:

  • Coursework, essays, project and group work: 50%
  • Practical exams e.g. presentations, tests 25%
  • Formal examinations: 25%

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Computer Science, a student must satisfy the University requirements of a minimum of 300 credits. Students who do not wish to progress to a subsequent year of study may apply for an intermediate award of Diploma of Higher Education if they pass a minimum of 240 credits. A Certificate of Higher Education may be awarded to a student with a minimum of 120 credits.

On the successful completion of 120 credits at the Master’s level, awards may be made with a ‘Distinction’ or ‘Merit’, based on the achievement of an average mark of at least 70% or 60% respectively.

25% assessed by practical exams

On successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the underlying technology, design methods, programming languages, international standards and practices required to practise in the domain of computer science; the cultural, commercial, social, ethical, legal and professional issues connected with the creative and IT industries and professional practice within them; and emergent technologies and a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art systems, methodologies and problem solving techniques.
  • Program using different computing languages by applying existing and new algorithms.  
  • Design and produce large scale software systems using industry and internationally recognised methodologies and tools.
  • Understand the theoretical basics of computer science and its application to the development of software systems.
  • Contribute to teamwork effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent computing, social and commercial issues.
  • Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques for design, analysis, development and integration of software systems.

96%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

In a typical teaching week, you will have up to 18 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as follows:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 6 hours of tutorials each week, including individual project supervision at stage 3.
  • Medium group teaching: 6 hours of practical laboratory classes each week
  • Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 20 hours of self-directed study each week e.g. working on course assignments and taking part in the flipped classroom activities.

If you have a desire to travel, it is possible to spend a period abroad for part of your studies. This can be as short as two weeks working on a project in China or as long as a whole academic year to study abroad. The opportunity for a sandwich placement means we will also support you in finding an internship anywhere in the world and in seeking financing for that experience. Past students have found placements in Europe working for Toyota.

We offer you the chance to participate in fieldtrips to a number of different overseas locations, which have previously included China, Poland, Spain and Finland. For example, students participated in an HSBC project in China in 2014 and 2015.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

I chose Coventry for the amount of industry connections to the University, as well as the high quality facilities available to prepare your skills for work. The structure of all project work, gives you an experience of what a job would be like outside of University. It improves both communication and team work skills within an environment designed to be like that of if you were within industry.

William Read, first year student in 2015/16

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: Computer Science BSc (G400)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB - BBB to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or Computing. Excludes General Studies. DDD - DDM in IT or a technical subject. 29 points to include either Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology, or IT at Higher level. Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

University Course Code: Computer Science MSci (i108)
A Level BTEC GCSE requirement
AAB - ABB to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or Computing. Excludes General Studies. DDD - DDM in IT or a technical subject. Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Statistics. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Table of qualificationsUCASBTEC
GCE A2 Level Tariff points L3 Extended Diploma
A*A*A*       168 D*D*D*
A*A*A       160 D*D*D*
A*A*B
    152 D*D*D
A*A*C AAA     144 DDD
A*A*D AAB BBA*  A*AC 136  
  AAC BBA   128 DDM
  AAD BBB ABC 120  
  AAE BBC ACC 112 DMM
    BBD
108  
      CCC 96 MMM

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

What our alumni say...

The course develops your skills through a scientific and practical approach, allowing you to choose from an ever-growing array of career paths, and helping you to secure a bright future with continuous personal development.

Mihail Hadzhisotirov, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, graduated in 2013, now Senior Software Developer for noise.co.uk LTD

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£14,104 (per year)


January 2018

£14,104 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.


The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip
  • Optional personal computer and software: £500+

What our students say...

Coventry's Computer Science course offers a teaching programme of practical skills backed up with constant practise of those skills. This gives us not only a great theoretical knowledge base to draw on, but also the experience of implementing what we learn. Being able to practise what we learn, rather than just being told what to do, which allows us to see why things are done as they are through doing it ourselves.

Samuel Barratt, second year student in 2015/16

Career prospects

The practical nature of the course places an emphasis on your future employability, with an aim to developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills, many of which are gained from activity-led learning projects and placement experiences. The technical content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect what is currently important and in demand in industry.

The practical nature of the course places an emphasis on your future employability, with an aim to developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills, many of which are gained from activity-led learning projects and placement experiences. The technical content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect what is currently important and in demand in industry

Your final year project will give you an opportunity to familiarise  yourself with working professionally in industry in a chosen specialist field, allowing you to build up a portfolio of evidence which can be presented at job interviews to help demonstrate the expected expertise.

Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will help you in finding work experience while you study and employment on graduation.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

96%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

There are a variety of career opportunities for computer scientists from which you could find yourself working in the private and public sector in areas such as software engineering, health, communications, education, life sciences, physical sciences, finance and manufacturing. We have an outstanding track record in employability with 96% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15).

Recent graduates who have developed successful careers in software security and project management include Naomi Holborough working as Security Engineer for Hewlett-Packard (HP), Vlad Ichim as IT manager for Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd.

£25k

Our graduates earn an average salary of £25,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our alumni say

The University helped me a lot; I liked the support from teachers and what they do to promote women in engineering. In my second year of University, I was tasked with a full year project on the development of teaching materials for robot simulators. My initial role was of a lead programmer, as well as project manager, I was tasked with trying out different robot simulators such as Visual NXT, designing worksheets and content for a website appropriate for 13-17 year olds to learn basic programming and programming an actual NXT robot in the later stages

Aleksandra Kosiacka, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, graduated with first in 2016, now Automation Analyst at WorldPay
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.