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Choosing computer science here at Teesside University gives you the chance to study a number of subjects from programming, mobile development, artificial intelligence, cloud and web services through to embedded systems and software architecture. This degree gives you the opportunity to choose your specialty via themes, which are based on traditional areas of computer science. You also take part in a business project - an opportunity to undertake a industry-relevant development work.
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You attend a combination of lectures and practical sessions for each module. Lectures concentrate on teaching the principles while practical sessions allow you to put these principles into practice in purpose built labs. Throughout your practical sessions you receive feedback on your work and progress. You often work on a piece of work for several weeks building a deeper understanding of the subject as you work. The feedback you receive will help you to get the most out of your learning.In your final year you also undertake a personal project which integrates much of the work you have studied in previous years.
A variety of assessment methods are used. Your assessments are designed to build on the work you undertake in class, because your learning continues through the assessment period. An in-course assessment often consists of a practical exercise and an associated report helping you to develop both technical and business skills.
During the course of the Computer Science degree you have the opportunity to do an industrial placement.A placement year offers you a fantastic opportunity to work for a year in the industry, developing knowledge and understanding in a professional environment. You get hands-on experience that will improve your employment prospects when you graduate. Our placements team offer help and support throughout the placement process including guidance on applications and interviews, to help you get a placement that suits you.
Our computing students go into a wide range of careers, both nationally and globally. Graduates have gone on to work in the power industry, avionics and the pharmaceutical industry.The degree also provides an excellent basis for postgraduate study and research.
A typical offer is 280 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent). You're expected to come for an interview.
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section
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