This is the most broad-ranging of our courses. It involves the study of both software (programs) and hardware (electronics) and how they integrate into the design of systems. You will study a wide field of applications to see what systems are needed and how they can be best provided. You see not only what is needed now, but how things actually work and how they may work in the future. You gain a thorough grounding in the discipline in the first two years and you can then sharpen your focus on those areas that interest you by choosing modules and your individual project on topics covered by our world-leading research in the latest developments in Computer Science. Your year in industry is taken after your second academic year. You are supported by our dedicated Industrial Placement Coordinator, who will help you with your CV, give you interview tips, arrange interviews on campus, and visit you on placement to ensure everything is going well. Students who take a year in industry often find themselves ahead in the race for jobs after graduation - some even find a job with their placement provider before they graduate. Get experience and get paid for it too!