This course offers you an alternative pathway to access degree level study in Computing. The course is designed to improve your Computing discipline knowledge, including programming. In addition, the course will equip you with the skills you need to study at undergraduate level and will inform your choice of degree.
The programme will:
introduce you to the discipline of Computing, including programming concepts
inform your choice of degree specialism in Computing
provide you with the study skills needed for a degree-level course
allow you to apply academic knowledge and skills to real world technical challenges.
This course has been designed around the demand for high performance computing in industry. As the consumption of the internet, big data, use of simulation and automation in all forms continues to grow, so will the need for computing scientists who can provide real solutions to real problems.
This course provides the opportunity to develop a comprehensive theoretical, practical and analytical skill set using industrial tools to produce graduates of high calibre and appeal to industry.
Computer Science involves (amongst other things) software development, machine architecture, problem modelling and parallel computing. This includes utilising the theory of computation and practical system design to find solutions to some of the biggest problems faced in the field of computing.