Whereas the aim of the Computer Science degree is to introduce you to the underlying principles and theory of computing, the Computer Information Systems degree is more about the practice of computing. It is suitable if you wish to gain a deeper understanding of how to build large-scale information systems.
You will take a range of core modules covering Programming in Java, Computer Systems, Operating System Concepts, Databases, Human-Centric Computing, Advanced Object Oriented Programming, Software Engineering and Software Development Tools. You then choose from a selection of modules representing the cutting edge of Computer Science. The programme also includes a related second year group project and an individual honours year project.