Computer Science and Robotics
To provide vocationally skilled programmers who have both a general overview of computer science and more detailed knowledge and skills of an area such as internet programming, database applications, artificial intelligence applications or networking.
To take into account
* UCAS Tariff Score greater than 160, which should include either two A level passes or an AVCE Double Award * An Access qualification * Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureate or BTEC National Diploma If you left school or the further education sector without the normal academic qualifications for entry to higher education, the 4-year extended degree route may be suitable for you.
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BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Robotics
A cursory look at its portrayal in the media shows that Computing is a fast moving discipline with developments emerging continuously.
The discipline of Computer Science is central to many of today's commercial and industrial activities as well as providing a diverse and rapidly developing field for personal study.
The study of computer science provides a foundation from which you can progress onto higher degrees and into computing vocations. The robotics element of the course seeks to explain what intelligence is and how different intelligent machines can be built. On this course you will be able to design and build automated and other computer based systems.
The programme provides an in-depth knowledge to help you understand and implement better intelligent machines. Its distinctive approach is one that combines an investigation into computer studies and practical control process while exploring the theoretical underpinning knowledge.
Why choose this course?
- Opportunities to work in industry as a hardware/software engineer
- Become more involved in the latest developments in artificial intelligence and robotics
- Experience working with the latest robots
Medium to long term predictions for employability within the IT industry and associated fields look good. In addition to general IT graduate trainee positions this course offers specialist employment opportunities.
All modules have a significant element of coursework. In addition, the majority of modules have an examination as the final assessment element, which takes the form of either a written or a computer based examination.
Dissertation/project and research
In your final year you are expected to take an idea generated by a member of academic staff and demonstrate your ability to develop it further using the skills and knowledge obtained during the degree programme.
This emphasis on 'working to specification', allows your creativity to develop and makes the project a realistic preparation for later project work.
The course structure is designed to promote flexibility and allow for change in award during year one.
There is a significant element of practical work, which is essential for a deep understanding of the subject and is a requirement for future employment.
Areas of study include:
- Introduction to Programming
- Systems Modelling
- Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning
- Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
- Data Communications
- Object Oriented Program Development
- Mechatronics Systems for Robots
- Operating Systems
- IT Systems Building
- Interacting with Computers
- Comparative Languages
- Social and Professional Issues in Computing
- Interface Design Environments
- E-Commerce Tools and Techniques
- Usability Engineering
Computer Science and Robotics