See your future in Computing
From the way we communicate, the way we shop and how we get our entertainment fix, tech shapes our daily lives. With the rise of big data, and the growth of artificial intelligence, there are lots more exciting changes to come - and exciting career that will make them happen.
From retail and healthcare delivery to public transport and banking, there is growing demand for computer scientists, data analysts and software engineers to disrupt conventional industry practices and bring new solutions - many of which can make an impact on people’s everyday lives.
Ready to embark on an exciting journey where you can build the knowledge and skills to help solve contemporary global challenges. Come and discover computing.
Careers in Computing
Technology is revolutionising every global industry, transforming the way we live, work and play.
Explore industries, from healthcare, transport and education, to sport and finance, data and technology is disrupting and changing everything.
Trending Computing Roles
Computer Vision Engineer
Facial recognition technology can be used in security at sports stadiums to identify banned fans, and spot weapons in a crowd. It can also be used to identify the demographics and even the mood of fans, then tailor the music, lighting, and operations within the stadium to suit the environment.
Cyber Security Analyst
Now that bank accounts and medical records can be accessed online, and personal information, confidential data and business records are stored digitally, cybercrime is a serious and growing threat. With the right technical skills, cyber security analysts combat cyber-attacks, and develop and test systems that keep our data secure.
Mathematical and computing techniques are important tools in the finance industry. Methods of mathematical modelling and machine learning are used by banks for quantifying risk and creating algorithms for fraud detection. AI technology is also key to the customer-facing side of banking through chatbots and smarter online banking.
Our on-campus Energy House is a testing environment, which can be used for testing products such as smart meters and smart home technology. With the demand for this technology rising, software developers, computer science professionals and engineers are needed to build the software, apps and user interfaces for these products.
Virtual reality (VR) technology is used increasingly across many industries to provide cutting edge solutions to problems. For example in healthcare, VR technology is used to give surgeons an opportunity to practice operations before performing them in real life. VR headsets with soothing landscapes are also used as pain management for some patients.
Study computing with Salford
At the University of Salford, we're passionate about bringing new computing talent to take advantage of the potential that 4IR and 5G connectivity brings. If you're ready to start a career finding new solutions, make Salford your next step.
We've developed an exciting range of career-focused degree courses that offer specialisms in computer science, cyber security, mathematics, networks and software engineering.
Be inspired by industry guest lectures and live projects. Join a professional community of professionals working to develop and apply cutting-edge technology. Experience industry-led teaching, delivered from our new £65 million centre for engineering and technology at our green campus just minutes from Manchester city centre.
Come and explore how to gain knowledge and skills for an exciting career where you can code the future.
Explore our computer science courses
Computer Science with Cyber Security
Explore our computer science with cyber security courses
Explore our software engineering courses