What can I do with my degree in Computing?
The occupations listed below are a selection of those which may interest students and graduates from the School of Computing.
A programmer usually working on large complex pieces of software who uses software "tools" and a systematic approach to produce software which is well documented and modular in structure so that it can be easily updated.
This role involves writing programs to perform applications. Taking a program specification and writing the program using a computer programming language. Testing and 'debugging' the program (removes errors). Writing documentation. Updating existing software.
This role works to provide the computer operating systems and standard software services essential to the operation of any computer. Systems programmers are concerned with the interface between the computer and the software used by it, whereas applications programmers with the interface between the software and the user.
A multimedia programmer creates websites and/or computer programmes using various methods including text, sound, graphics, digital photography, 2D/3D modelling, animation and video.
Job profile of a Multimedia Programmer on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Multimedia Programmer on the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a Multimedia Programmer on the All About Careers website
Investigates business, commercial, industrial and technical data processing problems; analyses information and designs and introduces systems to meet requirements or modifies existing systems for changing needs.
Computer Sales Support
Works for computer manufacturers in conjunction with sales representatives, giving technical advice and guidance to customers on all aspects of preparing for and using computer systems.
Responsible for the design, maintenance, development and updating of computer databases. Solving the problems of users. Ensuring the information in the database is regularly updated. Helping with the development of new databases as required. Dealing with security and back up issues.
Job profile of a Database Administrator on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Database Administrator on the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a Database Administrator on the National Careers Service website
IT Technical Support Officer
In this role you will monitor and maintain computer systems and networks of an organisation. You may be involved with installing and configuring computer systems, diagnosing hardware and software faults and solving technical and applications problems, either over the phone or in person.
Job profile of an IT Technical Support Officer on the Prospects website
Job profile of an IT Support Technician on the National Careers Service website
Job profile of an IT Technical Support Officer on the All About Careers website
Computer Security Consultant
Computer security is a fast developing area within Forensic Services. The work involves close contact with lawyers, commercial organisations and investigation agencies. Issues may involve fraud, child pornography, terrorism and ID theft.
In this role you will be involved in the creation and production of games for use on various platforms including PCs, mobile phones, consoles and so on. Your work will focus on ether design or programming.
Job profile of a Games Developer on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Games Developer on the All About Careers website
Job profile of a Computer Games Developer on the National Careers Service website
I want to work in: Computer Games
In this role you will work with clients to advise on the use of information technology to help them meeting the needs of their business
In this role you will plan, create and code websites involving technical and design skills to meet the needs of a client.
Please note that some of these careers may require further study.
For further information on these careers, see also:
- I Want To Work In
- Information on types of jobs from Prospects
- Information on career sectors from TargetJobs
People in some Computing roles may be self-employed