Employability

Our employability strategy is to encourage all of our students to get involved with as many extracurricular activities as they can. Every activity enables students to grow as individuals and provides them with invaluable experiences and discussion points when embarking on their perfect career.

Certifications

A range of training is offered to all of our students, specialist training is offered to relevant pathways:

SAS progamming (analytics, business intelligence and data management)

Unity Certification (games development)

Microsoft Certified Fundamentals (MCF)

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Work placements

Work experience allows students to build, develop and apply skills acquired through their degree. Evidence shows that undertaking a sandwich placement can lead to students improving their academic skills, obtaining a high classification of degree and improving prospects on graduation.

During your degree, you will develop both intellectually and personally, gain confidence and acquire the skills that employers are looking for. In addition, we encourage all students to actively gain work experience whilst studying. You can gain valuable assets to your CV by undertaking:

  • 12 month industrial placement (in Year 3)
  • easter/summer placements
  • internships
  • voluntary work experience

We have strong links with industry and advertise a variety of placement opportunities with a range of prestigious companies around the world. Students have secured opportunities to undertake placements with:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Bentley
  • Barclays
  • BBC
  • Network Rail
  • General Electric
  • The Walton Centre
  • Nova
  • Nuttersons.

In addition, all students of the Computer Science Department have access to our award-winning Careers Centre. From the moment you start your degree, you have access to a highly dedicated and passionate team who can provide friendly, impartial and confidential guidance.

Study abroad

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We offer teaching and research opportunities for both incoming and outgoing students through our international links and in collaboration with our international department. We encourage students to study or work abroad to enhance their CVs and employability prospects. The main way in which study abroad facilitate students to fulfil their ambitions is through ERASMUS+ or through other bespoke arrangements with our partners:

  • AMET (Academy of Maritime Education and Training)
  • ETH Zurich
  • University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland

The ERASMUS+ programme is the European funding programme established in 1987 offering university students a possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad for a period of at least two months and maximum 12 months per cycle of studies. ERASMUS+ now offers the possibility to go way beyond the European borders as well. We have close links with:

  • Ayudin University, Turkey
  • University of Salerno, Italy
  • Institute of Technology Warsaw, Poland
  • Saxion UAS, Netherlands
  • Oldenburg University, Germany
  • Technical University of Crete, Greece
Dr Swagat Kumar

Graduate success

Throughout your time with us, opportunities for real-world experience, work placements and live research projects will set you up perfectly for a successful graduate career. We are proud of the success our graduates go on to achieve, and many of our hard-working alumni return to the department to take part in careers and round-table events. In this feature, we shine a spotlight on a few of our inspiring alumni.

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