University Centre Telford

Computer Science (Smart Technologies)

University Centre Telford
In Telford

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Telford
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Telford
  • Duration:
    3 Years
Description

The majority of computers in the modern world are not in laboratories or sitting on desks. They are in our pockets, televisions, cars, fridges even. In the last decade, we have become increasingly connected with, and through, these computers, no longer tethered by wires. Exciting developments such as driverless cars, augmented reality and the internet of things only scratch the surface of what might be possible as technology progresses.

The Smart Technology degree is built to inspire the next generation of technology designers and architects. Working at the confluence of hardware, software and communications, you’ll learn how to sense data, manipulate information and interact with the world around us, finding innovative ways to integrate technology into everyday lives.

Find out more about computer science here at the University of Wolverhampton in this video featuring staff and students.

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Telford (Shropshire)
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Level 3 Southwater One, Southwater Sqare, Southwater Way, TF3 4JG

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· What are the objectives of this course?

As a graduate of the Smart Technologies degree, you’ll be set to begin your career, whether it’s in industry, some innovative start-up (which we can help you with), or onwards into postgraduate studies, with an unparalleled understanding of both the software and hardware requirements for successful tech development. Understanding both, and how they interact, will allow you to spot potential pitfalls and give you a head start when it comes to practical problem solving. Alongside this, you’ll also have all of the technical skills expected of a computer scientist at the forefront of development in the internet of things and the new wave of technologies that we don’t even have a name for yet. You’ll have developed strong problem solving and team working abilities too. Skills that will come in useful whichever direction you decide to take.

· Requirements

2019 Entry A Level minimum of BB or CDD. BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction). If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying. International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here Other Requirements. Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level

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What you'll learn on the course

Technology
Communications
Design

Course programme

The course follows three years of study, with an optional year in industry after your second year.

Your first year builds the foundations. We’ll study digital electronics, algorithm design, computer networks, data manipulation, web fundamentals and software design. By the end of this year, you’ll be thoroughly versed in the tools and techniques of the contemporary computer scientist.

Year two gives you the tools. We’ll study control systems, embedded design, wireless and mobile communications, analogue electronics, human-computer interaction and application development, amongst other subjects. By the end of the second semester, you’ll be a very capable electronics and software developer, ready to turn your ideas into reality.

Year three sets you on the path to your working life. We’ll look at systems architecture and integration, artificial intelligence, applied electronics, machine learning and swarm concepts. The culmination of your three years is the final year project. You’ll use it to showcase the skills that you have acquired throughout the course.

Much of your study, especially in the second and third year, will be undertaken alongside members of the faculty who are active researchers in the pervasive computing field. Each brings their unique expertise and perspective to classes, giving you a taste of what further study at post graduate level might entail.

The school also prides itself on its ability to give you the chance to collaborate with industry professionals on live projects as part of your studies.


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