The passion for technology can lead you to choose the specialisation of Computer Science. This field has become increasingly popular in recent years, the development being so rapid that people are trying to keep up with it.
A Computer Science degree deals with the theoretical and practical foundations of information technology and computers. The scientific part merges with the practical one in various algorithms, information processing or in computational models. This specialisation often aims to study methodological processes, making representations on a computer, storage, or accessing information.
At the same time, the study of Computer Science focuses on the learning of programming languages, which are extremely important for any student. Python, C ++, Java are just a few of the programming languages that are explored in depth by students in order to solve the applications received from the faculty. Furthermore, on the labour market, programming languages are highly appreciated and integrated, being a useful tool for optimal performance of industries.
The most important skill that young people learn following this degree is the use of programming languages. Once they grasp the logic of programming, they will easily be able to master the languages and build or develop WEB applications. Additional skills that are acquired can be: network design and engineering, software engineering, multimedia design. In addition, classical skills such as teamwork, leadership, problem-solving or time management are also gained by students.
According to recent studies, 6 of the 10 best jobs chosen by graduates are linked to Computer Science. These include Web Design, Computer Support Specialist, IT Operations Technician or Database Administrator. Moreover, the employment rate is favourable to the students, being over 70%. Due to the rapid advancement of technology, it is expected that the supply will grow in the future, requiring computer science specialists in any field.
To study Computer Science, students can either pursue university courses or follow courses online, depending on their availability and income. Online or outside-university courses include disciplines such as: Information Systems Management, Game Programming, Web Development, Network Fundamentals. They usually have a duration of 2 years. Although these courses provide important skills in this specialisation, students may be disadvantaged when competing with a student who has a Bachelor’s Degree. Some of the most important campuses in the world include Penn State World Campus, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (The Division of Online Learning and Continuing Education), Saint Leo University.
The Bachelor in Computer Science lasts around 3 to 4 years, depending on the university. Throughout the programme, students acquire mathematical knowledge, theoretical and practical foundation in programming. Some of the subjects discussed are: Computer Programming, Data Structures, Databases, Algorithms, Linear Algebra, Probability Theory or Statistics. These vary according to the curriculum of the university.
A Master’s program complete the students’ necessary career skills. In this way, they have a greater understanding of computing softwares, tools, packages, and computer architecture.
There are Master programs that can be followed even by those who have not undertaken undergraduate studies in Computer Science, such as those offered at the University of Birmingham for example. These programs can take either 2 to 5 years.
A PhD program is especially dedicated to those who want to research or become university professors and can last between 4 to 5 years.
Coventry University is not a closed off campus that secludes you from the ‘outside world’; having the university buildings spread out through a small section of Coventry City Centre lets the students breath for a short while and feel part of the bigger society during their University experience. Having the university building spread out does have its cons though as it makes it slightly more difficult to find where classes or meeting point are, especially if it is your first year; thankfully, the university provides an app/website called WayFinder that allows the user to type in a class of building name and then will give them directions to get there. As Coventry can be considered a ‘cozy’ place compared to big cities like Birmingham or London, for me, it is the perfect place to start off a new stage in your life and don’t want to get overwhelmed with the location change. For students like me who came from outside of England, being part of Coventry University helped make this scary change run a lot smoother, from the faculty to the students – they are always there looking out for you when you need them to be. The university also offer various societies for students to apply to with free taster sessions throughout the year, each society hold social events so the members are able to interact not only during society times but also outside to get to know everyone else on a more friendlier level. The societies however do have fees which could vary each year depending on how many members have decided to participate also if your club competes during tournaments, there could be additional charges.
Overall, my time so far at Coventry University has been amazing even with the ups and downs, meeting different kinds of people from my society and from university accommodation that several I am living with now in my second year and probably will be living with until I graduate.
A Great school all around. The beautiful scenery and buildings. The learning atmosphere is amicable and great. The staffs and lecturers are really excellent and helpful. The international standard is high.View more
Coventry university provides their student with many placements in different companies and also helps them with their CVs when they apply.
They have a job and placement finding platform which allows their student to apply to any jobs they want.
At Coventry, the amenities are fantastic! The structures where I study are quite contemporary and offer a pleasant environment. My schedule is well-defined, so I don’t have any problem going to and from lectures.View more
The University has been known for giving standard academic excellence, it is an institution were teaching and learning takes place. The lecturers help students to improve and also give proper lecturing, I must say it’s the best University.View more
Coventry University offers computer science students a well furnished computer laboratory with the necessary equipment. Certified computer scientists and engineers are also present in the laboratory to ensure that practicals are completed safely and to increase student productivity.View more
The university is extensive and diverse. Modern architecture and amenities are present. When needed, the university provides good support. The location in the city center means there isn’t as much of commercial disturbances.View more
The campus was wonderful, and the personnel and students were really helpful when I got lost. I had heard that Coventry was a very sketchy area, yet I have never felt more at home and safe in my life when visiting.View more
Facilities are a priority at Coventry, the facilities are top notch, quality and meet international requirements, the students have first hand experiences with the equipments, and this makes it very easy to learnView more
Coventry university is a high standard school with virtuous and thoughtful teachers who go to extreme lengths to help the students. The campus is spectacular and stunning with a friendly environment, the facilities are exceptional.View more