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Swansea University

Computing with a Year in Industry

UCAS Code: G40B

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

2 of the A-Levels are to come from the following list of subjects : Biology, Chemistry, Computing,Electronics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics (any variation), Physics, Psychology, Statistics (Economics may replace Psychology)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

To include 5 in HL or 6 in SL Mathematics and 4 in HL or 5 in SL English

Minimum of 390 points overall to include a minimum of 3 B1 passes in Higher/Honours paper (including Maths)

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

D*DD

From BTEC in Computing or Information Technology

Requirements are for A Levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade

UCAS Tariff

128-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

Computing plays a key role in virtually every aspect of modern life, and this degree leads to a Masters qualification which will give you the knowledge, experience and expertise for a career in the exciting and rapidly developing field of software development.Swansea University is great for career prospects in Computer Science, with 91.9% of our graduates in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving university (DHLE Survey 2016), in rewarding careers such as software engineering, big data and data science, security analysis, mobile and emerging technologies.You will be taught in our new 31m Computational Foundry, a world class centre with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, as well as networking and meeting spaces, which bring students, academics and industry together. The Foundry provides a regional hub to further build our already excellent relationships with global tech companies and local industry, and you will be able to present your work to employers at our Project Fair.This five-year degree is aimed at the specific needs of advanced software development and will give you the opportunity to learn about computer graphics, modelling computer systems, database systems, and algorithms in addition to software engineering modules.You will spend your third year on a paid industrial placement, putting your skills into practice and greatly enhancing your employability.Half of the final year is made up of projects - both individual and group enabling you to develop skills in software development, team working, planning, specification, design and risk analysis to a high level.The MEng in Computing is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the British Computer Society. This means after a few years of industrial experience, you can apply to become a Chartered Engineer.Computer Science at Swansea is in the top five for student satisfaction with a score of 94% [National Student Survey 2017].Teaching is informed by our world class research, and our team of leading academics includes Professor Matt Jones, Wolfson Research Merit fellow, whose passion is empowering rural digital communities in the developing world and in the UK; and Professor Harold Thimbleby, who designs dependable systems to accommodate human error, especially in healthcare.I really enjoyed my time at Swansea University. Even though I knew nothing about computer science when I started, the lecturers were very helpful as were my classmates. The lecturers were also very approachable, and it felt more like friend-to-friend conversations as opposed to teacher/student. I'd advise all students to make the most of their time off in the summer and get some experience through internships or similar jobs. I did this, and it led to me receiving a few job offers before I'd even finished university."Casey Denner, MEng Computing

Modules

The first three taught years of the MEng are identical to the BSc in Computer Science (because advanced software development requires all the general skills of a Computer Scientist). The final year of the MEng forms a specialised, advanced education in software development, with half being made up of project work. You will gain skills in software development, team planning, specification, design and risk analysis to a high level. Subject to application, you can take your placement year either in year 3 or year 4 of your studies. During the 2nd year you will receive support from our placements team to help you prepare and secure a paid sector relevant industrial placement.

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

Computer Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Computer science

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

77%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Information technology technicians
5%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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