School of Computing, Media & the Arts

Student views

Peter Ward

Peter’s MSc has led to a successful career as a web application developer.

Peter Ward

MSc Computing

'The course was highly practical and 100% project assessed.'

What brought you to study at Teesside University?

I selected Computing because I had developed an interest in software engineering. Teesside University was well known for being highly rated in its Computing courses and facilities.

What was the course like?

The course was split into a number of modules that covered a wide area of software development and database design. It was targeted towards development, and learning to code was the primary focus of the initial modules. The course was highly practical and 100% project assessed. This helped my career preparation as the design and implementation skills learned were directly transferable into the software industry. The University gave me lots of support along the way, with course tutors available for advice on projects and assignments, and the careers service available to help with CVs and provide interview coaching.

What are you doing now?

I’m a Software Engineer with Zencus International. Following graduation, I worked for a UK textiles company developing embedded, real-time control software and .NET applications, which provided me with valuable industry experience before I started my current job as a web application developer. I intend to continue working as a software engineer in London to enhance my development skills by learning new coding practices, technologies and frameworks.