6 ModulesYou can choose to take particular themes at level 4 (first year of a course) and carry them through at Level 5 (second year)Eg: programming, games, databasesThere are also other IT related themes such as networks and forensics available to youYour ART will discuss these options with you in more detail tomorrow
7 Technical subjects you will study These are some of the topics which students often say they’re most interested inThey form the main focus of the courseCJavaMobile appsArduinoNetworksGamesAlgorithmsWeb designUXDatabasesSecurityHardware
9 Other skills Self-directed learner – keen to update skills A “Graduate” should also have academic skillsAbility to research a topic – Google Scholar, Library databases, books, journalsOrganise the information – notes, structureWrite a summary, report or essay drawing on the evidenceEmployers also wantHonesty, integrityTimekeeping skillsTeam working skillsSelf-directed learner – keen to update skills
10 Industry experienceMost employers want you to have industry experience as well as a degreeIt is strongly recommended that you take a placement to gain that experienceGrades from your first year modules are key to gaining a successful postCoursework is designed to give you a portfolio to demonstrate your skills to potential employers30% of students went on placement this year
11 On the right course?You may feel a bit undecided as to which course you want to studyDon’t worry, you can change the course at the end of Level 4 provided you have taken any required compulsories
12 The main points are: The degree structure is flexible You can change your courseBut do talk to your Academic Review Tutor if you are considering this
14 Key staffLike you, we all have different, complementary skills, interests and personalitiesWe hope that you will find the course interesting and rewardingThe more you put in, the more you’ll get out of the course so… enjoy!
15 By the third year Employability Communication You will have the skills to work in a team to produce a professional quality applicationCommunicationYou will be able to communicate ideas clearly to othersNote: you will be very employable if you have engaged with your studies
16 Student projects Typical student projects would include: Mobile apps Desktop executableWeb delivered database systemArduino Based Projects
17 Student projects Netcom: Group project 2011 HDCoders: Group project 2013Bead Soft: Group project 2013
18 University Life“The best part of college is not the classes you take or research you do, but the peripheral things: meeting people, going to seminars, joining organizations, dropping in on classes, and learning what you don’t know.”By Peter Harrington in the book 'Machine Learning in Action'