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Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
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Computing, School of Informatics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013

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Presentation about undergraduate Computing courses at City University London. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 29th June …

Presentation about undergraduate Computing courses at City University London. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 29th June 2013.

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  • 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions Computing at City: Your Options Explained Professor Kevin Jones Head Of Department of Computer Science
  • 2. Your Future IT Careers • Skilled professionals are needed that can both understand and solve business problems with IT. – Modern organisations need IT to be effective. – IT is a people- and team- orientated profession. • IT industry sells business services, not technology – shaping business demand, – designing and managing business processes • Experience gained during your degree will help you gain employment.
  • 3. City’s Unique Strengths • Focus on Academic Excellence – In the top 5% of universities world-wide (THE) – One of the UK’s most financially secure universities (no debt, over 6 months expenditure in reserves) – World-class research with industrial focus – Applications/places ratio twice the UK average • Focus on the Professions – Distinctive, professional with strong industrial links – Ranked tenth for graduate employability and salaries – Vast majority of students enter graduate-level jobs – Sector-leading industry placements: SAP, banks, BT, etc • London – Europe’s IT Capital
  • 4. Placements At City – The Benefits • In 2011 87% of our placement graduates were either in graduate level employment or further studies. (source of employment prospects for other institutions: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk) Institution Employment Prospects LSE 87.8% Imperial College 87.1% City CS Placement Graduates 87.0% University of Cambridge 84.4% UCL 79.9% University of Oxford 79.8% Kings College London 79.6%
  • 5. Benefits of Placements at City • In 2011 the average starting salary of our placement graduates was £27,647. Average starting salaries, by discipline – source www.the completeuniversityguide.co.uk • In 2013 we will offer about 500 places for 160 second year students (some placements are unique to City because of our links). Discipline Average Starting Salary Dentistry 30,293 Medicine 29,132 City CS Placement Graduates 27,647 Chemical Engineering 27,195 General Engineering 26,542 Economics 25,722 Computer Science 22,311
  • 6. UG Programme: Quick Overview • Common first year (you decide degree later) • Full recognition from the British Computer Society • NEW: portfolio modules – professional development and chance to study for industry certifications. • All our degrees offer – A specialisation in a particular area – Expertise in key computing areas – Knowledge that students elsewhere will not have – Flexibility and a wide range of electives – Placements happen between second and final year.
  • 7. Our Computing Degrees – BSc (Hons) Computer Science (G400) – BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology (G490) – BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (G600) – BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems (G422) • Software Engineering requires a placement.
  • 8. Part 1: Common First Year • Teaches you the basic computing skills – Programming in Java – Systems Architecture – Software Design – Mathematics for Computing – Databases – Algorithms – Business & Professional Development (portfolio) Then you decide which degree to choose...
  • 9. Part 2: Choose & Consolidate • Modules – Professionalism & Personal Development (portfolio module) – Software Engineering – Networks & Operating Systems • Computing Modules Include: – Data Structures & Algorithms, C++ – Games Technology Module • Business Computing Modules include: – HCI, Information Management, Business Processes • Team Project - simulates a real world industrial project, includes project within specialism (e.g. Games Technology students do a Games Technology Team Project).
  • 10. Part 3: Advanced Topics • Modules on advanced topics that enhance your degree – Many research-based or reflect industry issues – Modules are unique to City’s staff and expertise • More flexible delivery – Many modules are electives - you choose 4 of the 5 • Individual project – Project on a single topic with a focused supervisor – Do what most interests you - develop new products, work with a client, or undertake research
  • 11. Elective Modules • Examples of the over 20 available – Software Agents and Data Mining – Electronic Commerce – Business Engineering with SAP Products – Requirements Engineering – Advanced Databases and IT Security – Advanced Human-Computer Interaction – Entrepreneurship in IT – Neural and Evolutionary Computing • Plus specialist modules from the other IT degrees
  • 12. One Year Placements • Placements between second and final year: – get paid! 15-26K p.a. for a typical IT placement – may get job offer for when you finish the course – get ideas for final year project & better marks. • City has over 25 years experience of placements: – we help you get a placement; – we get your experience externally recognised; and – we look after you while you are there! – Over 500 placements available this year – including many exclusive to City. Improve your education and employability
  • 13. The Professional Pathway • You can earn while you learn at City! – Same course content and exams as full-time students. – Degree with pathway placement takes four years. Same as one year placement students. – Part-time study from Year 2 or 3 - one day per week at City, for 45 weeks of the year (no summer vacation!). – Placement employment for up to 4 days per week. This is unique to City!
  • 14. Where Students Go…
  • 15. What Students Do Tomas – Games Programmer Monika – First line Support
  • 16. What Students Do Malak – Programmer & Data Analysis Katherine - Systems Integration Kunal - Technical Account Manager
  • 17. What City Wants… • Typical offers this year, for all degrees, are: – A-levels: ABB or 360 Tariff points excluding Key Skills. – Advanced Diploma considered as per Tariff – BTEC National: DDM – Mature/Overseas/Other: individual basis. – Maths, science, technology subjects preferred (at least one offered). • We usually do not interview – we would rather ensure that you are well informed about our courses!
  • 18. Academic excellence for business and the professions Any Questions? Come to our stand, or try: www.soi.city.ac.uk/ugcourses/ ugenquire@soi.city.ac.uk 020 7040 8406

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