Computer Science & Technologies employability

Practitioner and transferable skills

Employer lectures

All our courses prepare you for employment in a range of technology-intensive industries. We ensure you familiar with current industry practice by inviting employers to talk to you about what they are doing and what they look for in new graduates.

Employer panel inputs on technical issues and curriculum development

We ensure are courses our relevant and up-to-date by consulting employers whenever we revise our courses.

Presentation and writing skills assessed

You will learn how to present your ideas in a variety of different ways as good communications skills are essential for any graduate employment.

Personal and professional development

Career management and entrepreneurship unit

With expected complex career patterns, modern professionals need to understand how to develop the skills and knowledge to maintain their currency. Our career management and entrepreneurship unit will guide through this important aspect of your development.

CV development, coaching and mock interviews

Graduate employment is increasingly competitive and so we support you in developing your professionalism through coaching and mock interviews and assessment centres.

Cross-disciplinary inputs develop presentations

Your professional practice will involve working in interdisciplinary teams. We prepare you for this by encouraging you to work across the various areas of the department and faculty so that you can bring your specific expertise and work with others from different professional areas.

Career path components

Many of the units you will study are targeted at specific industry career paths. This allows you to develop skills that are directly relevant to initial graduate career opportunities in industry.

Portfolio experience

Work-based unit

We offer some students the opportunity to undertake a work-based unit that formalises the link between academic study and the world of work.

Computer Science sandwich courses

Some courses offer the potential for a 12-month placement in industry. This allows you to apply the knowledge gained during your studies in a real work environment and gain hands-on experience.

Final year exhibitions showcase to industry

You will have the opportunity to showcase your best work to employers at our end-of-year showcase. This will help build contacts as well as boost your confidence through meeting potential employers.

Social and professional project management

As well is developing a wide range of technical skills, you will also learn how to work as part of professional project team.

Professional recognition and endorsement

Professional accreditation

A number of our courses offer accreditation from professional bodies such as the British Computer Society (BCS) and Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). This is highly prized by employers.

Professional ethics and values

As a professional, you need to be aware of the ethical implications of your work. We will ensure that you think about these issues throughout the course.

Prince 2 methodologies for industry-standard project

You will be exposed to Prince 2 project management methodology to prepare you for professional project management in the future.

Employer panel design and endorsement

Employers make an important contribution to the design of our courses and are involved in approving the content. This ensures that what you learn is relevant and up-to-date.


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