Each year our final year students participate in a project module. The projects involve working closely with an academic in an area related to research interests within the department, or supervised by an academic whilst working on a project suggested by a company.
Each spring, students prepare and present a poster about their project at a project fair – usually together with a system or software demonstration. We also strongly encourage students to create CVs and business cards to take along to the fair, as businesses and employers visit to view the range of projects and make contact with the graduating students.
Our video was created from interviews with students and potential employers from the spring 2011 project fair, and gives a flavour of what to expect.
The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whilst at University has never been so critical. As computer scientists in training you will be taught a full range of core skills and practises by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a career within computing.
Undergraduate students will benefit from:
Graduates have gone to careers with companies such as Apple (Calif.), Google (Calif.), Disney (LA) and Weta Digital (NZ) - the image shows logos of some of the more recognisable companies.
Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status. The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority).
HESA data collected in January 2013 about our 2012 graduates showed that 100% of Swansea's Computer Science graduates were in full-time employment or further study within six months of graduation. Computer Science at Swansea is 7th in the UK for "Graduate Prospects" - the 2014 Times Good University Guide.
Some example job titles from the surveys are: