Computer Science is the study of computers and computer concepts: their systems, design, development and use.
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.
- 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 in which 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 expertise, then Computer Science is for you.
Where can Computer Science take you?
Computer Science graduates pursue rewarding careers in an ever-widening variety of industries and roles. Here’s a selection:
- Business analyst
- Front end developer
- Information architect
- Network engineer
- UX developer
- Web and webscripting developer
Meet a graduate
I decided to pursue Computer Science for a number of reasons, but I’m glad I followed the programme through to doctoral research. I’ve found that research is like exploring the deep ocean, and I have always enjoyed sailing in the dark blue. The feeling of uncovering the truth makes all the hard work worth it.
Read Yang's full story here.