School of Computing

Choosing your programme

You can choose from a wide variety of degree programmes ranging from the more technical Computer Science courses through to the broader Computing and Software Engineering degrees, all of these can be taken as four-year programmes with a Year in Industry. We also offer the Year in Computing option to existing University of Kent students.

Computer Science programmes

View the Computer Science course booklet (pdf)

These degrees focus on the technical aspects of computing. The programmes are all taught at the Canterbury campus.

You can study Computer Science as a ‘general’ degree and as a ‘themed’ degree. With the general degree you take a broad range of core modules in your first and second years and can select from a variety of options in your final year of study. If you want to keep your options open, then the general form of the degree is for you.

The themed degree has a subject focus which appears in the degree title (Artificial Intelligence / Networks). You have a choice of module options in the final year but the compulsory modules provide a focus. Having a themed degree identifies you as having greater knowledge in a particular area. If you have a special interest that you would like to pursue, then a themed degree is for you.

Computer Science

Computer Science with a Year in Industry

This general degree covers the core subjects of program design and implementation using Java, and software engineering, as well as offering a broad range of computer science topics including operating systems, computer architectures, computer security, databases and the web.

Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) with a Year in Industry

This degree covers the core elements of computer science as well as a broad range of AI techniques, including neural networks, and evolutionary algorithms, which draw on philosophy and psychology.

Computer Science (Networks)

Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry

This degree covers the core elements of computer science and looks at computer systems, communication, security and cryptography.

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Computing, Software Engineering and Business Information Technology

For further information on these degrees, please look at the course booklet (pdf)

We offer a broad-based computing programme, along with degrees that allow you to specialise in specific areas. All of these programmes are delivered at the Medway campus and can be taken as four-year programmes with a Year in Industry.

Computing

Computing with a Year in Industry

This degree offers a broad base in computing skills, leading to a wide range of careers. In general the degree looks at software applications and how they might be used within an information system. You learn both object-oriented and web programming. You also learn how to design and use database systems and electronic communication systems. And you’re able to specialise in fields such as computer security, e-commerce, or consultancy.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering with a Year in Industry

This degree offers a broad base in software engineering skills, enabling you to pursue a wide range of careers from programmer to systems analyst, software developer to computer scientist.

Business Information Technology

Business Information Technology with a Year in Industry

Business and commerce rely heavily on information systems, especially now e-commerce is widespread. This degree provides a balance of business and information technology and responds to industry needs, enhancing your employment prospects. You learn to use current technology in communications, databases and web publishing, to analyse business problems and develop effective solutions.

 

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Year in Computing

You can take a Year in Computing if you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Kent, studying another non-computing degree programme. The Year in Computing is suitable for you if:

  • You interested in studying computing AND another subject
  • You would like to get prepared for a career in tech
  • You are interested in exploring the frontiers of another subject and computing
  • You want to learn how to be creative with computing.

You can only apply for the Year in Computing once you are a student at Kent.

 

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 11/10/2019