What can I do with a computing degree?
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It is never too early to think about a computing career once you graduate.
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.
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Cutting edge technology is creating amazing opportunities for talented computing professionals. Companies across different sectors are looking for graduates in computing for roles in areas from programming and software engineering to cyber security, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
COMPUTING IN EVERY INDUSTRY
Technology is revolutionizing 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.
INTELLIGENT COMPUTING TECHNIQUES
Mathematical modelling and intelligent computing techniques are used to manage train timetables, bookings and to help solve problems such as train delays and over-crowdedness. Real-time monitoring equipment uses Edge Computing technology to prevent failures and provides accurate support to drivers during service, making journeys safer.
AUMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY
Computing technology has the potential to change how we shop. AR smart glasses can transform online shopping into a life-like experience for consumers, while VR supermarkets are used by food manufacturers to carry out consumer studies, for example comparing different product packaging and testing shelf placement.
VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY
Computing technology is used increasingly in healthcare to provide cutting edge treatment for patients. For example, Virtual Reality (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.
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, you could combat cyber-attacks, and develop and test systems that keep our data secure.
FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY
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.
AI TECHNOLOGY AND MACHINE LEARNING
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.
Computer science is one of the UK's hottest career fields. Accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS), our BSc Computer Science degree blends a specialism in programming with industry-focused learning experience to shape your analysis, design and development skillset.
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Computer Science with Cyber Security
Criminals are finding more and more ways to hack, steal and infiltrate I.T. systems. Our BCS-accredited Computer Science with Cyber Security degree course will equip you with advanced knowledge and a career-ready skillset to become a superior cyber crime fighter.
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Emerging technology platforms are creating new opportunities and revolutionising industries. Get set for one of the world's most in-demand careers around by studying a BCS-accredited Software Engineering degree course with Salford.
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