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Computing at Aberystwyth University. Plan for the day. Talks: What you study Student life Team building and careers. or. Show&Tell / Chat. Tour. Tea and Cake. or. Show&Tell / Chat. Tour. Home. Plan for the day. Talks: What you study Student life Team building and careers.

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plan for the day
Plan for the day
  • Talks:
    • What you study
    • Student life
    • Team building and careers

or

Show&Tell / Chat

Tour

Tea and Cake

or

Show&Tell/ Chat

Tour

Home

plan for the day1
Plan for the day
  • Talks:
    • What you study
    • Student life
    • Team building and careers

Tour

Tea and Cake

Show&Tell / Chat

Home

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In the top 5 in the world for the best place to be a student, living costs and social activities

iGraduate 2013

  • Safest university campus in England & Wales

Complete University Guide 2013 / Daily Mail

    • Guaranteed accommodation for first years
  • September 2014: 1000 new en-suite rooms adjacent to the Penglais Campus (£45m project).
    • Available for undergraduates and postgraduates
slide8

Top 10 in the world for technology, learning support and accommodation costs

iGraduate2013

  • Top 10 in the UK for ‘Quality Lecturers’

iGraduate 2013

  • 4th in the UK for teaching and learning

THES Student Survey 2013

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…..the equipment

  • Computers
    • 2 workstation rooms JUST for CS students, one for linux, one for Macs
    • DSL - Small computer systems and networking equipment
  • 4 robotics laboratories
    • Assembly robots
    • Mobile robots
    • Aerobots
    • VICON vision system
  • Our own biological laboratory with automated equipment for conducting biological experiments
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…..the course

what will I study?

what will I do then?

Help you make a decision about Aber

and (to some extent) us make a decision about you

what does a cs department do
What does a CS department do?
  • Consulting with external companies
  • Research
    • Latest Research Assessment Exercise:
      • 100% research being of international quality..
      • Best in Wales!
    • Source of final year projects and even jobs
  • Teaching – the most important to you!
aim of our courses
Aim of our courses

We seek to produce graduates who have:

  • a broad knowledge of Computing,
  • good intellectual skills, and
  • strengthened interpersonal skills.

So that they …. can adapt and be relevant in 10 years time.

Do we succeed?

  • Degrees accredited by British Computer Society (BCS)
  • Our students get good jobs in the Computing industry ….and also have fun
undergraduate courses
Undergraduate Courses
  • Common themes to degrees
    • Common first year of study, and much of second year
    • Emphasis on adaptable, vocationally oriented computing education
  • Degree schemes offered:
    • Computer Science
    • Software Engineering
    • Internet Computing and Systems Administration
    • Business Information Technology
  • Degree ‘flavours’ linked to our research interests
    • Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
    • AI and Robotics
    • Computer Graphics, Vision and Games
features of all our degrees
Features of all our degrees
  • Flexible
    • you can change scheme or mix and match
  • Vocational
    • Activity weekend in first year - team skills
    • Professional skills weekend in second year
    • Encouraged to spend a year in industry
    • Projectbased
  • Hard Work – Lots of project work!
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Mary– G451

Maths A level

Computing A level

(with programming)

No databases

Bill – G400

No Maths A level

No programming

IT A level

(with databases)

Elective

Databases

Concepts in

Programming

(Java and …)

Intro to

Programming

(Java)

Maths driving license

Advanced maths

Operating Systems

End of semester 1

Telecomms

Web Tools

(xml, html, Javascript)

Professional Develop.

Software

Development

End of semester 2

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Mary– G451

Maths A level

Computing A level

(with programming)

No databases

Bill – G400

No Maths A level

No programming

IT A level

(with databases)

Elective

Databases

Paul – G501

Mature student with qualifications in

Art, French & Business

Concepts in

Programming

(Java and …)

Intro to

Programming

(Java)

Maths driving license

Advanced maths

Operating Systems

End of semester 1

Telecomms

Web Tools

(xml, html, Javascript)

Professional Develop.

An elective

Software

Development

OR

End of semester 2

moving into the second year
Moving into the Second Year
  • You may arrive on one degree scheme and wish to change to another
  • That is fine if you have the prerequisites
  • Many students change scheme more than once
some of the modules year 2
Some of the Modules - Year 2
  • Systems Admin.
  • Web Programming
  • Image Processing
  • Interactive Graphics for web
  • Mobile Computing
  • User Centred Design
  • Commercial Databases
  • …………….and more
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Architecture & Hardware
  • C and Unix
  • C++
  • Database and Modelling
  • Artificial Intelligence (x2)
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Focus: Software Development Lifecycle (Group Project)
some of the modules year 3
Distributed Systems

Agile Methodologies

Professional Issues

E-commerce

Network Technologies

Internet Admin.

Intelligent Robotics

Ubiquitous Computing

Open Source Development

Artificial Intelligence Concepts

Space Robotics

Advanced Computer Graphics

Computer Vision

Visualisation

…………….and more

Some of the Modules - Year ‘3’
  • Focus: Individual Project (33% of time)
modules year 4 meng
Modules - Year ‘4’ (MEng)
  • Developing applications for mobile platforms
  • Hot Topics in Software Engineering
  • The Internet And How It ‘Really’ Works
  • Introduction to Intelligent Systems
  • Developing Advanced Internet-Based Applications
  • Distributed Group project
support and tutoring
Support and tutoring

All of the following are available for help and advice:

Personal tutor – member of staff

Tutors for small groups in years 1 and 2

Academic Advisor

Year tutor – in charge of whole year

Lecturers – happy to answer questions

Demonstrators –in the labs (more advanced students)

Industrial Year supervisor – visits you on site

Final year project supervisor – weekly meetings

Careers office

Student Support

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To help you decide:

http://courses.aber.ac.uk/

http://www.aber.ac.uk/modules

Ask anyone today or call/email later [email protected]

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