Year in Industry


BSc Computer Science: G402

BSc in Software Engineering: G602

Entry Requirements

Usually 8 UCAS tariff points (one A-level grade) higher than for the corresponding standard Software Engineering degree; offers for Computer Science (Industry) are usually the same as for Computer Science. GCSE Mathematics at grade C.

The B.Sc. (Industry) degrees are four year degrees that give you the option of spending one year working at a company.

Course Objectives

The academic objectives of these degrees are really no different from those of the corresponding standard B.Sc. degree; however, in addition, they will:

  • enable you to experience modern computing from an industrial perspective
  • provide you with an opportunity to work in industry and experience industrial culture
  • enable you to use, consolidate, and extend the knowledge and skills gained during the first two years of your degree programme
  • provide you with an environment that will encourage a thoughtful and mature approach to all aspects of study and life

A year in industry is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the type of profession that you can choose after you graduate, and point you to postgraduate studies that may help you strengthen the profile that you will have identified for your career.

Year Two

Your placement effectively begins in year two when you will be briefed in writing a CV, interview techniques and the procedures that you need to follow to obtain an industrial placement. In addition, a list of potential industrial partners who have taken students in past years will be provided to you.

Year Three

During your placement (in year three) you will be visited by your personal tutor and will also come back to the University to give a brief presentation of your work experience. You will be provided with a log book at the beginning of the placement and, at the end, you will write a report detailing your work, which will be assessed by the coordinators.

We provide excellent careers support, and our Industrial Advisory Board assists us in keeping our degrees fit for satisfying industrial needs.

The Industry degrees are all designed to meet the accreditation criteria of the BCS; any accreditations granted to the main Undergraduate Programmes also apply to the Industry variants.

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