Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of computers and computer concepts: their systems, design, development and use.

Subject overview

Computer technology, it seems, is everywhere in today’s world. It has become an ever-growing part of human life, affecting many aspects of a person’s day. Computer scientists have an impact on how our society advances by developing and maintaining these systems: whether it be for our home, work, learning or entertainment environments.

We’ll cover:

  • How information is stored in computers (data structures and management)
  • How computers are told what to do (algorithms and programming languages)
  • How systems work (computer architecture and system software)
  • How computers are connected (data communications, networks and hypermedia
  • Some ways that computers can be used (applications)
  • What computers can do, and their limitations (computability and complexity theory).

If you’re interested in a relevant and dynamic field of study, and working in an industry where there is a real demand for workers, then Computer Science is for you.

Where can Computer Science take you?

Computer Science graduates can find careers in an ever-widening variety of industries and roles. Here’s a selection:

  • Business analyst
  • Front end developer
  • Information architect
  • Network engineer
  • Programmer
  • UX developer
  • Web and webscripting developer

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