BSc

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

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Key Facts

Code GG4R
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC

  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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Explore the fundamentals of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) here at Aberystwyth University.

The degree, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation.

You will be equipped with the appropriate skills for any typical job in the software industry. However, the AI emphasis will give you the head start in job areas of autonomy, AI, medical and/or bioinformatics tasks, computational intelligence, commercial/business programming of softbot applications, intelligent controllers and more.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

Department of Computer Science: 92% overall satisfaction for the course Computer Science (NSS 2017)

98% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 8% more than Computer Science graduates nationally. (HESA 2018*)

Overview

Why study Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence at Aberystwyth?

  • Employability embedded in the structure of this degree
  • This degree is accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market
  • The department will give you 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
  • Students on this course will have access to robotic equipment including ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots
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

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Introduction to Computer Infrastructure CS10220 20
Introduction to Programming * CS12020 20
Problems and Solutions CS10720 20
Professional and Personal Development * CS18010 10
Programming Using an Object-Oriented Language * CS12320 20
Web Development Tools * CS15020 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Communication and Technology PH19510 10
Computational thinking CS12910 10
Functional Programming CS12510 10
The Mathematics Driving License for Computer Science CS10410 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Artificial Intelligence CS26520 20
Modelling Persistent Data CS27020 20
Program Design, Data Structures and Algorithms * CS21120 20
Software Engineering * CS22120 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Agile Methodologies CS31310 10
Machine Learning CS36110 10
Major Project * CS39440 40
Professional Issues in the Computing Industry CS38220 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

Career Prospects

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers:

  • Software design
  • Communications and networking
  • Computer applications
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Education

What skills do I acquire from this 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

Students wishing to complete relevant work experience will be interested by this sister course with the integrated year industry. This sister course (GG47) has an identical syllabus to this course (GG4R), however you will have an additional year to undertake work experience in an industry relevant to this degree. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

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

In your first year you may be introduced to:

  • Programming
  • Computer Infrastructure
  • Web development
  • Problems + solutions

In your second year you may discover:

  • C and C++ and Environments
  • Our software development lifecycle module. This module will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry i.e. project manager, designer etc, you will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage.
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data structures and Algorithms

In your final year, you will undertake:

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Machine Learning
  • The development of Internet based applications
  • 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

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC

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

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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