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Undergraduate study

Computing 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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Welcome to Computing Computing is a dynamic, ever-growing field and our courses at the University of Huddersfield reflect that dynamism. Our courses have been designed to equip you with all the practical and theoretical skills you’ll need to really make an impact in the industry, whatever your area of interest. During your time with us you’ll have support from staff who have a wealth of professional experience both in industry and in research. Our staff are undertaking research that’s relevant to the world around us, research that they can bring into their teaching. You’ll also have access to inspiring facilities in a creative and supportive environment.

Almost all of our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), which is the Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is independent recognition that the course meets the high standards set by the IT industry and so you can be certain what we teach at Huddersfield is contemporary and relevant to industry. We offer invaluable real-world experiences via the optional placement year as well as endless opportunities for learning, development and creativity. Only your imagination sets the boundaries!

Dr Jennifer Carter Subject Area Leader

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Computers have revolutionised the way we work, communicate and live. They’ve completely transformed the world and are still changing it today. Our courses give you the chance to be part of the next big leap forward.

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I want to work on software that helps as many people as possible. I’d like to create a product that helps people with disabilities. Joseph Duffy, Software Engineering BSc(Hons)

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Check this out! Accreditation

£27,942

The majority of our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).*

Average computer science undergraduate starting salary (HESA 2015).

Experts say there’s going to be a shortfall of 900,000 properly skilled programmers and technology professionals across Europe by 2020.** So if you’re up for the challenge, we could help you make the most of the opportunities available. Perhaps you want to hone your programming skills, and develop your own software. Or you may be looking to learn how to support software in the business environment, possibly to mitigate against cyber-security risks. Our courses cover a broad spectrum of topics to help you gain the skills you’re looking for. It’s all real-world stuff. In fact, our courses have been designed with help from the business world to make sure they’re what employers are looking for. They’re flexible too, so if in Year 1 you come across something new that inspires you, you may have the chance to switch between Computing courses and explore a new area.*** Truly inspiring journeys happen when you go off the map. So whichever course you choose we’ll try to give you the chance to follow your interests.

If you’re doing a full-time, 3-4 year course you have the option to spend a year on placement. Helping you to gain that all-important industry experience, broadening your horizons and your prospects. We offer Integrated Master’s (MComp, MEng and MSci) courses too, which let you study for an extra year to go even deeper and gain a postgraduate qualification. Technology never stands still, so we make sure our kit is at the cutting edge. High end PCs with dual monitors, Windows and Linux workstations, Adobe Suite and Autodesk 3ds Max, they’re all here. Also, many of our staff have got years of experience in the industry, so you’ll be taught by people who know what businesses are looking for. Some of our graduates have gone on to work for companies like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Vodafone and Oracle.† It’s exciting to think about where you might end up. We believe in the importance of professional skills and accredited qualifications that can help you succeed in your career. To support you we pay for you to have BCS student membership.

* Computing Science with Cyber Security BSc(Hons) and Web Programming with Cyber Security BSc(Hons) are new courses and have not yet received accreditation. Computer Systems Engineering BEng is accredited by IET. ** Figures from the European Commission 2015 ***To transfer to the Computing Science courses your mark must be 50% or above in the Computing Science and Mathematics module. To transfer to the Software Engineering courses your mark must be 50% or above in the Software Design and Development module. Transfer to any of the Integrated Master’s courses also depends on achieving an average mark of 60% in your first year. †LinkedIn

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Graduates employed from this subject

92%* Key information: UCAS code: see courses.hud.ac.uk Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Computing Science with Cyber Security BSc(Hons)

There are many reasons why Cyber Security is fast becoming one of the most important aspects of Computing. The monetary value of data has led to an increase in cyber-crime, meaning computing professionals with Cyber Security knowledge and expertise are in high-demand. This course aims to prepare you for an exciting and impactful career in the Computing industry. Many aspects of Cyber Security rely on the fundamental principles of Computing Science: designing secure software systems, implementing cryptographic techniques for secure data transfer, and auditing systems for vulnerabilities. In this course you will be taught both theoretical and practical aspects of Computing Science and Cyber Security.

Accredited Course accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS).

Many of the big challenges in the cyber security field need the novel use of Computing Science and Software Engineering techniques to develop the next generation of security products. Your tutors will encourage you to tackle challenging problems, and particularly those at the forefront of research, to ensure you are in the best position to make a real impact in the Computing sector. In Year 1 you will follow the core computing programme to give you a broad understanding. Then from Year 2 onwards you will take specialist Cyber Security modules, cover topics such as Cryptography, Biometrics and Access Control, and Vulnerability Assessments.

Placement We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 92% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

92%* Key information: UCAS code: I132 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Computing Science with Games Programming BSc(Hons)

Computer games development is an innovative and thriving industry in the UK. This course aims to help you develop and gain the core knowledge and skills to become a well equipped graduate for this exciting sector. Your course is built on the core topics of computing science and software engineering that apply across the computer games and general software industry. In addition, you will study both theoretical and applied topics underpinning the development of modern computer games. These topics will progress from fundamental games programming techniques to developing various core game sub-systems and game production processes. Our game specialist topics will cover computational mathematics, game engine architecture, real-time computer graphics, advanced game development techniques and artificial intelligence.And to help

* Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The Enterprise Placement Year is only open to students from within the UK or the EU. *** Course now offered is Computing Science with Games Programming BSc(Hons).

develop your abilities and your team working, we’ll get you operating with other students to complete a computer games project. During your third year you have the opportunity to take a year-long placement. Thanks to our links with a range of leading employers, you could end up working for a big name. Previous students have taken placements with Sega Europe Ltd, Rebellion Studios, Rockstar Leeds and Red Kite. Or you could have the chance to take a placement at the University’s Canalside Studios, working as part of a team researching and developing games for a range of platforms. Our Enterprise Placement Year ** scheme also affords you the chance to set up your own company (individually or in a group). You’ll have support from business advisors and a games industry mentor.

Jessie Thomson graduated from Computer Games Programming BSc(Hons)*** in 2012 and now has a PhD in Computer Vision. “My experiences at Huddersfield were invaluable, giving me the knowledge and confidence to pursue my dreams. The teaching, and my placement year, guided me to realise my love for AI and helped me achieve positions in both education and my latest job working alongside the games industry.”

Placement We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit along the way.

Award Winning Our games students won five prizes at the Game Republic Awards 2017, including three 1st place awards!

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

90– 92%*

Key information: UCAS code: H6G4 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level including Mathematics and at least one other suitable science/ technology subject DDM at BTEC in an accepted science/technology subject 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, which must include the accepted qualifications as listed above Successful completion of the Engineering Foundation Year

Computer Systems Engineering BEng(Hons)

Computer systems are all around us, from home entertainment packages and mobile phones through to car control systems and complex communication networks. We aim to give you the skills you need for a career in this thriving industry sector. We’ll introduce you to a range of computer systems. From desktop and workstation computers through to high performance computer systems, we aim to give you a thorough background in a wide range of areas. If you’re hoping to be a computer systems engineer, potential employers will be looking for you to understand software programming techniques, computer systems architecture and electronics. This course focuses on these three core aspects to give you the chance to build your knowledge and skills.

Placements We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit.

* Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

We want to give you as much practical experience as possible. So in your third year, for example, you’ll have the chance to go on a year-long placement to put your skills into practice. The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. When you finish your studies, you could become registered as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), which could be a feather in your cap when you’re looking for your first exciting role in the industry. The course could also lead on to you gaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status following further study.

Accreditation Incorporated Engineer (IEng) accredited by the IET.

Muhammad Dadu Computer Systems Engineering BSc(Hons) placement with Appcelerator, Silicon Valley, California. “The placement year showed me how a company operates and how to execute a great product. I was able to see how to manage a team and lead innovation. As a result of my placement I have a job offer for when I’ve finished my degree, which I have taken.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Computing BSc(Hons)

92%* Key information: UCAS code: G407 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

The computing industry offers such a variety of interesting and rewarding jobs, and other industries are also keen to employ qualified and skilled computing graduates. We aim to give you a good understanding of all aspects of computing, while also letting you specialise in the topics that interest you most. You have a range of option modules to choose from, so you can tailor your studies to gain skills and expertise in the areas you want a career in. Modules cover everything from computer science to software engineering, and from information technology to web design. It’s all designed to help you develop the set of skills employers are looking for, with an emphasis on the practical side of computing.

Speaking of practical, we’ll give you every chance to gain real-world experience while you’re here. As well as working on projects in our inspiring computing facilities, you have the chance to spend your third year working on placement in industry. In the first year you’ll be studying alongside students doing our Computing Science BSc(Hons)/MSci, Computing MComp and Software Engineering BSc(Hons)/MEng courses. So if you find in your first year that one particular area interests you more than others, you have the chance to transfer between courses.** By keeping things flexible, we make sure you have the chance to follow your interests.

* Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** To transfer to the Computing Science courses your mark must be 50% or above in the Computing Science and Mathematics module. To transfer to the Software Engineering courses your mark must be 50% or above in the Software Design and Development module. Transfer to any of the Integrated Master’s courses also depends on achieving an average mark of 60% in your first year.

Accredited Course accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS).

Placement We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit along the way.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Computing MComp

92%* Key information: UCAS code: I102 Duration: 4 years full-time, 5 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: AAB at A Level including Mathematics and at least one other suitable science/ technology subject DDD at BTEC 136 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications (must inc. two passes at A Level) Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. * Percentage of graduates from this subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

Businesses across the world are looking for computing graduates who know their stuff. We could help you show potential employers that you’re the person they need, with this integrated Master’s course. The course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The Computing MComp course builds on our Computing BSc(Hons) degree. You’ll spend an extra year studying to gain a Master’s level qualification, and an even deeper knowledge of your subject. The course features option modules, so you can select the topics that you want to focus on. Typical options include computing science, software development, information technology and multimedia.

We’ll also give you the chance to gain real-world experience while you’re here. You’ll be able to spend your third year working on a year-long placement in the industry. In the first year of your course you’ll be studying alongside students doing our Computing Science BSc(Hons)/MSci, Computing BSc(Hons) and Software Engineering BSc(Hons)/MEng courses. They all share the same first year, but then move on to look at different areas. So if you find in your first year of studies that one particular area interests you more than others, you may be free to transfer between courses.**

Nathan Cook, graduated from Computing MComp in 2017 and now has a graduate role at Axway. “After completing my placement with Axway in California, I can now say I worked in Silicon Valley, the home to some of the biggest technology companies in the world. I’ve now secured a graduate role with the company. I’ll be working on their Mobile Platform Analytics in their Dublin office.”

** To transfer to the Computing Science courses your mark must be 50% or above in the Computing Science and Mathematics module. To transfer to the Software Engineering courses your mark must be 50% or above in the Software Design and Development module. Transfer to any of the Integrated Master’s courses also depends on achieving an average mark of 60% in your first year.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Computing in Business BA(Hons)

95%* Key information: UCAS code: G423 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Businesses are looking for graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of computing. They want people who know their way around information technologies (IT) – but they also want people who know about business. This course aims to help you develop your understanding of both disciplines and how they are interlinked, and to build up your skills for future employment. To become a computing professional in a competitive and fast-paced environment, you need a range of skills and a good understanding of business, so we’ll look at both areas. We’ll give you the chance to design and develop computer systems and websites – and we’ll get you thinking

about the issues that a business has to take into account when developing new information systems. We’ll look at finance systems, how user-friendly a system should be, and the strategic business needs of an organisation. You’ll spend most of your time studying in the School of Computing and Engineering, but some of your modules will be provided by our Business School too. During your studies you’ll also have the chance to spend a year working in industry. You could gain some great experience and pick up some useful contacts that could help you take the first steps in your career.

Accredited Course accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS).

Placement

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit.

Variety Course blends both business and IT modules.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Computing Science BSc(Hons)

100%* Key information: UCAS code: G400 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

From sending a text to using the cashpoint, every day we interact with computers in all sorts of different ways. Computing helps us have more fun, get creative and try out new ideas. It enhances our quality of life and aims to meet the challenges that ongoing advances in technology create. This course helps you build up knowledge and the skills that could be invaluable in the computing industry. We’ll support you in exploring a range of topics, like programming, software engineering, mathematics and mobile computing. We’ll look at the theory and the practical side of things to help you develop your abilities. Your tutors will encourage you to identify tough problems, and then work out how to solve them through

Accredited Course accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS).

software. You might get involved in developing software solutions using the latest artificial intelligence (AI). Or perhaps you’ll look at how to use computing applications in engineering or scientific experiments. You’ll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial groups, practical laboratory work and seminars. The course is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and gives you the chance to apply your skills in the real-world with an optional one-year placement. Previous students have taken placements at companies like IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, HBOS and British Airways.

Placement We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Computing Science MSci

92%* Key information: UCAS code: I104 Duration: 4 years full-time, 5 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: AAB at A Level DDD at BTEC 136 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications (must inc. two passes at A Level) Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Computing enhances the quality of our lives and aims to meet the challenges of the modern world. This integrated Master’s course is based on our successful Computing Science BSc(Hons) course and includes an extra year that leads to a postgraduate level MSci qualification. The thinking behind the Computing Science MSci course is to give you the chance to cover the subject in more depth. Our aim is that once you’ve completed the course, you should be able to go on to a career in research or in industry as a computing scientist or software manager. On the course you’ll be able to explore a range of topics, like programming,

software engineering, mathematics, algorithms and data structures, networking, mobile computing and distributed systems. It’s all been designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills you need to meet the challenges of the rapidly expanding computer industry. Your tutors will encourage you to identify tough problems, and then work out how to solve them through software. The course is fully accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and gives you the chance to apply your skills in the real-world with an optional one-year placement.

William Hodgson graduated from Computing Science MSci in 2016 and is now a Software Developer at Fusion IT Management. “Both the undergraduate and postgraduate elements of the course were tremendously valuable, with regards to both personal development and providing the knowledge for a career in software development. The software and facilities available for students were easily accessible, and many of the skills I learned through using them I employ daily in my role as a software developer.”

* Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Information Technology BSc(Hons)

95%* Key information: UCAS code: G5GK Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Information Technology (IT) professionals help businesses and organisations use any information they store digitally. Gain a qualification in IT and you could work with computer-based technology, integrating communications with computer networks to benefit organisations in the public or private sector. We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to help organisations identify their IT needs and then design, produce and operate computer-based information systems. During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to gain a thorough grounding in the principles of IT, including best practice in developing web technologies. You’ll also study

advanced skills in developing database-enabled applications. The focus is on giving you the skills to perform strongly in a graduate level information systems position, and prepare you for a career in this dynamic area of computing. We want to give you lots of opportunities to put what you’ve learnt into practice, and we work closely with industry. You could also spend a year on placement, which could really help you develop your experience and your contacts. The course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered institute for the IT industry. BCS accreditation is awarded to courses that provide a solid foundation in computing.

Jonathan Penney, graduated from Information and Communication Technology BSc(Hons)** in 2017, placement with Nissan, now Graduate Java Developer at Ford “The University definitely prepared me for the world of work by offering me the chance to undertake a placement. I really loved this year, as I could experience an actual working environment and it felt like a trial run of what I’ll be doing after graduation. I was given the chance to travel abroad for business trips, which developed the level of experience I could talk about in interviews and on my CV.” * Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** Course now offered is Information Technology BSc(Hons).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Software Engineering BSc(Hons)

90%* Key information: UCAS code: G600 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Software engineering is all about finding practical solutions to real problems. Computer software is all around us, from commercial activities like online retailing, to educational and personal use, it plays a part in so many industries and activities. Employers will want you to be able to produce software that is robust, reliable and attractive to use – all at a reasonable cost and to a certain timeframe. This course aims to give you an understanding of what’s possible, and where your skills could take you.

In your third year you’ll have the opportunity to take a placement year, putting into practice the techniques you’ve learnt. The Software Engineering BSc(Hons) course shares a common first year with a number of other courses: Computing BSc(Hons)/MComp, Computing Science BSc(Hons)/MSci and Software Engineering MEng. That means you have the flexibility to transfer from one course to another during your first year.**

You’ll have the chance to explore contemporary methods and techniques in software development. We’ll also encourage you to develop the flexibility and adaptability needed for a long-term career. On campus we have high-standard and contemporary computing facilities. In our laboratories you’ll find a range of machines running a variety of operating systems and software.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** To transfer to the Computing Science courses your mark must be 50% or above in the Computing Science and Mathematics module. Transfer to any of the Integrated Master’s courses also depends on achieving an average mark of 60% in your first year.

Ryan Gibson graduated from Software Engineering BSc(Hons) in 2017 and set up his own company, Repair Media. “I feel that the Degree at the university has allowed me to further mature my interest in computing as the degree covers a wide range of areas. It has made me more employable and has helped to shape my future. I would recommend the University for somebody looking to really develop and fine tune their professional skills. “

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Software Engineering MEng

92%* Key information: UCAS code: G601 Duration: 4 years full-time, 5 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: AAB at A Level DDD at BTEC 136 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications (must inc. two passes at A Level) Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

This course has been designed to provide you with a deeper, specialist knowledge of software engineering than the BSc(Hons) version of the course. You’ll study for an extra year with the aim of gaining an MEng qualification. Your extra year of study gives you more opportunities for project work and developing pieces of working software. As industries develop and change, the possibilities and requirements of software engineering change rapidly too. We aim to give you the knowledge and skills you need to operate and succeed in this dynamic environment. You’ll have the chance to explore the contemporary methods and techniques in software development. We’ll also encourage

Accredited Course accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS).

you to develop the flexibility and adaptability you’ll need for a long-term career. In your third year you’ll be able to take an optional placement year, where you can put into practice some of the techniques you’ve learnt. By gaining some real-world experience, you could make yourself more attractive to employers too. The final year of your MEng course gives you the chance to get involved in project work, and you’ll also study more advanced software development techniques and management topics. The course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered institute for the IT industry.

Placement We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit along the way.

* Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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92%* Key information: UCAS code: courses.hud.ac.uk Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DMM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Web Programming with Cyber Security BSc(Hons)

There are many reasons why Cyber Security is fast becoming one of the most important aspects of Computing. The monetary value of data has led to an increase in cyber-crime, meaning computing professionals with Cyber Security knowledge and expertise are in high-demand. This course aims to prepare you for an exciting and impactful career in the Computing industry. Web-based systems are particularly vulnerable to malicious attacks due to the ability to connect remotely. Industry needs computing professionals who have both technical expertise to deliver new impactful solutions for end-users, but also those with Cyber Security knowledge to reduce the likelihood of solutions being compromised.

This course aims to provide you with skills and experience to help you develop new web-based technological solutions for organisations. This involves looking at web, desktop, and mobile-based solutions. In addition, you will be taught how to analyse cyber-security risks and how to take necessary steps to mitigate. This will involve looking at aspects of cryptography for data security, biometrics for access control, and mechanisms to identify and test vulnerabilities. To help develop your programming abilities, you will learn many common and essential programming languages, such as JavaScript and PHP. You will also learn frameworks like Bootstrap. In your third year you will also get the opportunity to undertake a work placement where it will be an excellent opportunity to put your new knowledge and skills into action.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 92% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Applied Computing (Top-up) BSc(Hons)

84%* Key information: UCAS code: G409 Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Entry requirements: DipHE/Foundation Degree/ HND at Merit or equivalent in a related subject Additional criteria: Your previous qualification must include substantial programming in an object oriented programming language, such as Java or C++

If you already have quite a lot of knowledge of computing, and want to build on your studies so far this course could be for you. We’ll expect you to have completed at least two years of university or higher education study in a related subject.

We know everyone will have reached a different stage of their studies and proficiency, so we give you the chance to tailor your learning, with an option module system. You can also choose modules that best suit your career choices for the future.

If you’re looking to boost your chances of employment or promotion by developing your knowledge and skills in computing, we’re here to help. The course gives you the opportunity to work on your problem-solving techniques and build up some transferable skills you can take into the world of work.

You could look at topics like the development of database management systems or the range of technologies that can support the use of information technologies (IT) in organisations. Our aim is to build on your existing knowledge to equip you with the skills you need to become a software developer, database administrator, web master or project manager.

* Whilst this is a top-up course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 84% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Information Technology (Top-up) BSc(Hons)

84%* Key information: UCAS code: GG4N Duration: 1 year full-time Entry requirements: DipHE/Foundation Degree/ HND at Merit or equivalent in a related subject

If you have studied Information Technology for at least two years at university or higher education level, this course helps you build on your knowledge and skills to gain a degree. This one-year top-up course aims to give you the knowledge and skills you need to help organisations specify, design, implement, operate and exploit information systems. On your course we’ll give you the chance to work with sophisticated software tools to develop information systems for people.

It could help you develop your creativity and imagination as well as your technical competence. We also want to encourage you to be an independent learner and develop the transferable skills that employers are looking for. The aim is to support you in gaining the talents and abilities you need to follow a career in computer-based information systems. To help you on your way, we maintain strong links with local employers, and you can also call on the services of our University careers office.

* Whilst this is a top-up course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 84% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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My student journey so far

Sam Vidler Information and Communication Technology BSc(Hons)* “I grew up in a city called Brighton. I moved away because I wanted to experience living away from home. The thing which has surprised me the most about coming to University is how quickly you make new friends especially if the University is a long way from where you are from and if you have no friends up here. “When I first started doing ICT at school it was something I really enjoyed and from that I wanted to improve and develop my skills further by doing it at college and then University to study it as a degree.

I felt very proud and privileged to have an offer at the University of Huddersfield. When I came to the University on an Open Day it was somewhere I really wanted to study, as I loved the look and feel of the place. “The piece of work I am most proud of was an assignment for my Web Design and programming module in my second year where we had to design and develop a website using PHP. I had never used PHP before meaning I had to learn from scratch how to use it. I managed to get an A for that assignment which I was really pleased about. “My favourite facilities would be the computer labs as they have all the software programmes on there which I use as part of my course. One of the computer labs is now open 24 hours meaning I can come in anytime of the day and do work, whether that be in the evenings after teaching hours or at weekends. “My advice to students thinking of studying ICT is that you will develop and learn lots of new skills. You will get help and advice from tutors who are very well qualified in what they do. You will also have the opportunity to do a placement and from that have a higher chance of getting a graduate job after you finish University. My dreams and plans for the future after graduation would be to get a graduate job in the Web industry.” * Course now offered is Information Technology BSc(Hons)

To hear Sam talk about his student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

Encouraging women into computing

Dr Diane Kitchin Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics “Growing up I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be. At one point I liked the idea of being a TV researcher, looking up facts for programmes – and part of my job now involves research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Planning. I have had research papers appear in some of the top journals and been to conferences around the world to present about my work in AI Planning.

It’s wonderful to see a student’s sense of achievement, I feed on seeing the penny drop and their understanding developing. “Computing appealed to me as there are definite answers and I wanted something that would get me a well-paid job and an interesting career. I feel many women miss out on a career in computing and I’m really keen to combat this, especially through initiatives like Athena Swan. I’m a member of the School Athena Swan Committee and the University currently holds the Bronze Award. “After my Master’s I had the opportunity to undertake a funded PhD. I taught part-time during my studies and got a job as a Research Assistant when I had completed, and after a year I got my lecturing job. “In my current role I teach across Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. I’m also the Admissions Tutor and Course Leader for our Computing BSc(Hons) course. So I’m sure we’ll get to meet if you come to an Open Day! “I love my job, it’s wonderful to see a student’s sense of achievement, I feed on seeing the penny drop and their understanding developing.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s 1 going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 473116 Email. compeng@hud.ac.uk @HudCompEng HuddersfieldUniversityComputing andEngineering

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Computing 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Computing at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Computing 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Computing at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)