This degree with an Integrated Industrial and Professional Training Year will jump start your career prospects. If you are interested in the fundamentals of Computer Science, our degree which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation. According to the National Student Survey 2016 this course is in the top 15 for student satisfaction for Computer Science subject area and the Department of Computer Science itself sports 91% student satisfaction. Employability is embedded in the structure of this degree and it is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market. Our research ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education) and our students have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers. You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences and you will also have access to robotic equipment including Arduinos, mobile robots and sailing robots. This is a four-year scheme during which you will be introduced to programming, computer infrastructure and web development. You will take part in a work placement in your third year in which you will be assisted by the department. By the end of this placement you will have the knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution in the workplace and you will return to the university with a greater sense of motivation. Your fourth and final year will involve and individual project for which you will develop a piece of software in an area of your choice. Employability skills are the core values of our degree. As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a residential where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage and improve your skills in: communication, analysis, time management, independent and group-based working, organisation, implementation, research and technical skills. Industrial Year students will have the opportunity to join a second-year residential weekend concentrating on skills to help you find a great placement. These include: CV skills, interview practice, networking with employers and developing your online presence. Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers in fields such as software design, communications and networking, computer applications, web development, IT consultancy and management, systems analysis and development, computer sales and marketing and education. It is notable that 93% of undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015). The skills acquired from this course are sought after by employers in computer science-related industries.