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Aberystwyth University

Internet Computing and Systems Administration (with integrated year in industry)

UCAS Code: H603

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich including industrial placement | 2019

Subject

Information systems

The Internet is of central importance to the strategies of many large organisations, and there is a need for people who understand networks and who can also construct effective internet solutions. The engineering of such systems involves considering the needs of users and those of the organisation and creating a professional response based on understanding of the relevant technologies. With the Internet at the heart of business strategy in most organisations, there is a huge demand for people with the skills to construct effective internet and networked applications. By studying this degree, students will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers. You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences and our research ranked **11th in the UK and 1st** in Wales (Times Higher Education). This four-year degree provides students with the chance to engage with an economically important and rapidly-expanding industry, and to help create solutions to the ever-changing needs of the business world. Our computer science degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which means that they meet industry standards and requirements, giving you a head start when you enter the competitive job market. The staff who teach on this course teach from an engineering perspective, meaning that they focus on science in application. The department has a strong track record of collaboration with industry. As you would expect from a major research department, you have access to excellent facilities. Your third year will be spent in the software industry, gaining vital experience and learning to apply your skills within an industrial environment.You will learn core computer science and business skills such as: web programming, website design, database management systems, database driven websites, software engineering, e-commerce, commercial processes, internet services administration, and internet security. You will also develop a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include: communication, research and data analysis, mathematical and computational skills, independent and team working, organisation, implementation and self-motivation. As a Computer Science graduate from Aberystwyth, you will acquire the skills and experience necessary for most computing-based work, and especially for work in the software industry. Your degree will give you an advantage in fields involving website construction, for example: building modern database driven websites using appropriate tools and components; using engineering techniques to achieve quality results; and using the web and databases to provide interactive real-time solutions for industry, commerce and the public sector. Our students are in demand with employers such as IBM, HP, Gloversure and Plymouth Marine Laboratories. Industrial year employers are diverse and worldwide, including CERN, Walt Disney and GCHQ. It is notable that **98.5% of UK/EU undergraduates** from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2016 were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017).

Modules

Teaching is delivered predominantly through lectures and practical sessions, supplemented by smaller tutorials. You will be assessed through a combination of examination and coursework, including an extended project in the final year. You will find the department an engaging and welcoming environment in which to study. A personal tutor, assigned in your first year, will be able to provide you with any assistance you may need with your studies or with life in Aberystwyth.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details. This does not apply to students studying at our Mauritius campus.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Computer Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Information systems

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Information systems

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
26%
Information technology technicians
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2015 — computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

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