In both our work and leisure, the microprocessor has become ubiquitous. In just a few decades, computers have influenced every element of our lives. Through the study of computer hardware, software, programming, computation and information processing, this course enables you to specialise in the more technical aspects of computer systems design. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and some of the academic requirements that you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE: If you are interested in becoming a Computer Science teacher, you will be able to combine your computing studies with teacher training and school teaching placements. You will receive a £9000 bursary in your final year and gain Qualified Teacher Status alongside your BSc Computer Science degree, allowing you to apply for a teaching position. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? Computer Science is a huge subject which requires students who are both dedicated to learning and keen to find solutions to a wide range of technological issues. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED: On this course you can design and develop software, hardware and networks for a variety of fields such as digital forensics and artificial intelligence. You can also apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs. AFTER THE COURSE: On graduating from this course, you’ll be fully equipped to take your first steps in a career in technical computing. Possible employers include multinationals down to the smallest computer companies including software houses, communications companies, data warehouses and many other types of organisation.