Computer science, artificial intelligence and robotics

Subject intro

Computer science / information technology

The computer science route is ideal if you have an interest in technology and software development and how they can be applied to benefit individuals and organisations. You'll also have flexibility to specialise in various subjects such as artificial intelligence, networks or software engineering.

The information technology degrees include many aspects of computer science, but is more focussed on the computer technology requirements of individuals and organisations.

You will benefit from well-equipped laboratory facilities, with PCs running a  range of industry-standard and educational software, including Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and many more. There are also specialist labs for networking, multimedia, devices, robotics, and projects.

Teaching is delivered via tutorials, supervised practicals (labs) and self-study including experiential learning. Assessments are a mixture of in-class tests, exams, and coursework.

Robotics and artificial intelligence

The BEng and MEng courses both provide a cross-disciplinary approach to learning. The courses provide experience in the design and development of robotics systems, from the initial hardware design and development to writing and implementing advanced AI software to enable robots to accomplish tasks in the real world. You will enjoy the same well-equipped laboratories and facilities as the computer science / information technology student.

Foundation and extended degrees

If you are worried about getting the correct grades, you can also learn more about foundation and extended degrees for an alternative entry pathway into these courses.

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