BSc

Internet Computing and Systems Administration (inc Integrated Industrial and Professional Training)

Key Facts

Code H603
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC

  • Course Length

    4 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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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. This requires building websites to professional standards.  The engineering of such systems involves considering the needs of users and the needs of the organisation and creating a professional response based on understanding of the relevant technologies.

Department of Computer Science: 91% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

93% of undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Views

Overview

Why study Internet Computing & Systems Administrations (Inc. Integrated Industrial and Professional Training)?

  • Employability embedded in the structure of this degree
  • Our research ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education)
  • Access to dedicated Linux and Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • Taught by lecturers who have close links with  industry, so you can be confident that you will be learning the very latest concepts and working with cutting edge technologies
Our Staff

Almost all of the Department of Computer Science Lecturers and Teaching Fellows are qualified to PhD level, and those who are not have considerable research or industrial experience. All new Lecturers and Teaching Fellows are required to obtain the PGCTHE, and hence are Senior Fellows or Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. The department also employs a number of part time demonstrators and tutors and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Research fellows and research assistants (mostly PhD qualified) may also be involved in delivering occasional teaching when it is appropriate.

Modules

Employability

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers;

  • Communications and networking
  • Computer applications
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Computer sales and marketing
  • Education

What skills do I acquire from this degree?

Employability skills are  core values of our degree.

As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a first year residential weekend where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems.

This activity will encourage and improve;

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time Management
  • Working Independently and as part of a team
  • Organisation skills
  • Implementation skills
  • Research skills
  • Technical skills

Industrial Year students have the opportunity to join a second year residential weekend concentrating on skills to help you find a great placement. This includes:

  • CV skills
  • Interview practice
  • Networking with employers
  • Online presence 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you may be introduced to;

  • Fundamental concepts and tools of Computer Science such as programming, algorithms, problems and solutions
  • Computer Infrastructure
  • Web development tools
  • Mathematics for computer scientists

In your second year you may explore topics such as; 

  • Web programming and software engineering
  • Systems administration
  • Databases
  • Web design & along with various other electives

Your third year will be spent in the software industry, gaining vital experience and learning to apply your skills within an industrial environment.

In your final year, you will undertake:

  • E-commerce
  • Development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software
  • Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you
  • A range of further electives to specialise in areas of your choice

How will I be taught?

  • Our enthusiastic staff will teach you through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and individual/ group based project work.
  • You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, projects, workshops and examinations.
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Student Views

"Internet computing and systems administration is a course that provided me with a concentrated view on subjects like web development, systems administration, databases and computer networks. Combining this course with an industrial year has helped me to improve my skills to a professional level and has also enabled me to start my career while being in university. The lecturers and staff are professional and passionate about their subjects, which creates a welcoming environment to every new student. " - Didi Gradinarska

Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

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