The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Web Computing with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)
This is a full-time single honours programme within the Web Computing subject area.
- Subject area: Web Computing
- Award: BSc (Hons)
- Code: G451
- Location: Canterbury
- Honours: Single
- Mode of study: Full-time
- Duration: 4 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: Yes
- Year abroad: No
- Institution(s): University of Kent
The incredible growth of the web over the last decade has had a major impact on business and commerce.
There is a high demand for graduates who have technical skills in web technologies, and this programme gives you an excellent understanding of web software development, e-commerce and internet security, and a more general background in software engineering and other aspects of computer science.
Over half our students do a year in industry, which gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. You can also work during your studies as a consultant at the Kent IT Clinic, earning credit towards your degree while providing computing support to local businesses.
The School of Computing is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of our research judged to be of international quality. The School is also home to two National Teaching Fellows, authors of widely used textbooks and award-winning Java teaching systems such as BlueJ and Greenfoot.
Among our staff are world-class researchers – 95% of our Computer Science research was judged of international quality, with 65% rated as world leading or internationally excellent. This means you get a chance to study subjects close to the leading edge.
You take eight 15 credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: the foundations of computing, computer systems, information systems, networking, programming and website design.
You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: advanced programming, algorithms, databases, software engineering, consultancy, concurrency, operating systems, networking, audio, and video and e-commerce technology
Stage 3Core module
- Computing or Electronics Project
You choose further modules from a range, covering computational intelligence, image analysis, embedded systems, computing education, future computing, IT consultancy, security and programming languages and systems.
Year in industry
There is an option to spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. The School of Computing's dedicated Placement Team can help you find a placement and support you during the year. Our students go to a wide range of companies, including IBM, Intel and Thomson Reuters or overseas to employers in locations including Amsterdam, Hong Kong and India.
Teaching and assessment
Most modules run for a single 12-week term, and usually include a combination of lectures, seminars, private study and practical sessions.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination, apart from the project, which is assessed wholly by coursework.
The teaching on this programme is provided by both the School of Computing and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts.
Those students who choose to take the year in industry option find the practical experience they gain gives them a real advantage in the graduate job market. In addition, the Kent IT Clinic gives you the option to take on consultancy work for local companies, giving you real-world experience and earning credits towards your academic studies.
Our high graduate employment rate speaks for itself, with recent graduates going on to work at Accenture, BT, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, KCC, Lilly, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Thomson Reuters and T-Mobile.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects,visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
This is a new programme, and full British Computer Society Chartered IT Professional (BCS CITP) and partial Chartered Engineer (BCS CEng) accreditation has been applied for.
Passing the computing pathway of the Kent IFP at an acceptable level guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.
ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall or 16 points at Higher Level.
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Distinction overall.
Direct entry to Stage 2: typically, Distinction at HND level.
GCSE Mathematics grade C or in IB Diploma 5 in Mathematics or 6 in Mathematics Studies.
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Key Information Sets
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