Key skills

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:

  • excellent transferable skills to careers in all sectors of the economy
  • a large industrial programme – supported by ITWales – that gives undergraduates the opportunity to undertake interesting, well-paid work in organisations in Wales allowing them to build long-term links with a company that can lead to an industry-related final-year project and possible employment after graduation
  • excellent employment prospects in an ever growing and changing computing and ICT industry

Computer Science Project Fair

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 Year In Industry Degree offers the opportunity for you to take an industrial placement in Year 3 to expand your knowledge of the sector and gain valuable industry experience while further developing the skills you have been taught. Although securing a placement is the responsibility of the student, we work with a number of organisations who provide a range of placement opportunities.

Graduate Destinations

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).  Here are some examples of job titles from the recent survey:

  • Apple Family Room Specialist: Apple 
  • Account Manager: Dezrez 
  • Analyst Developer: Admiral 
  • Business Analyst: TATA Steel 
  • Case Management Software Advisor: Admira
  • Computer Programmer: Advanced Security Technologies 
  • Electronic Engineer: E-Computers 
  • Graphic Designer: Embedded Results 
  • Graduate Analyst Programmer: CGI UK Limited 
  • Graduate Software Developer: Renishaw 
  • IT Engineer: Castell Howell 
  • Software Engineer: Admiral
  • Technical Director: Data Sec Consultanting LTD 
  • Testing Analyst: CGI Group
  • Technical Specialist Telemetry: Natural Resources Wales 
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