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Five skills you will gain from your degree

Choosing to study computing will allow you to enhance your industry knowledge, develop both personally and professionally and become an innovator for the future. Learn the top five skills you’ll gain from a computing degree.

Five skills you will gain from your degree

Choosing to study computing will allow you to enhance your industry knowledge, develop both personally and professionally and become an innovator for the future.

Learn the top five skills you’ll gain from a computing degree.

Problem solving

You will learn to think for yourself, use your initiative and find solutions to complex problems. You’ll also become a self-disciplined, resilient and a rational learner as you’ll be trialling, test-running, and designing solutions to any problems that come your way.

Analysis

Your analytical skills will grow as you work on a range of technical projects. This includes coding and programming. As your skills increase you’ll become an agile thinker with a great attention to detail.

You’ll gain insights into cyber security, networking, information security, web technology and mobile app development, plus much more depending on which path you wish to follow after you graduate.

Team working

Team work is a vital skill that demonstrates to your future employer your interpersonal skills, your ability to work with others and how this will add value to their organisation. You’ll collaborate with other students and work with a multitude of people from diverse backgrounds, learning how to take into account other people’s opinions and ideas.

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Project Management

During your computing degree you’ll be tasked with managing several projects and will also have the option to take part in a placement year. To do this successfully, you’ll need to be able to plan and organise constructively; control, lead and delegate to your peers; as well as being able to execute and deliver the project requirements to complete the job. Project management teaches you to work autonomously, communicate effectively and successfully manage relationships with people in an organisation.

Software Development

As a computing student, you’ll undoubtedly have an insatiable thirst for technology and recognise the evolving landscape. As future software developers you’ll be changing the way we view technology and how we use it! You’ll learn how to successfully develop games, electronic devices and carry out complex software updates. We have state-of-the-art computer games labs as well as strong ties with companies within the games industry, such as Microsoft, Sony and many local independent studios. Whether you want to specialise in Network Security or Computer Forensics, all of these skills will prepare you for a career in the rapidly growing field of computing and help you stand out from the crowd.

At the end of your course you’ll gain the key skills to allow you to shape your future. Find out what some of our graduates have gone on to achieve by reading our graduate stories.

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