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  1. Welcome Computer Science Computing Science Software Engineering

  2. We will provide some information about each of the courses and then break into groups so that you can discuss the courses you are interested in with members of staff In this talk

  3. It depends what interests you All our students will do some of the same topics – computing fundamentals which underpin every branch of computing Some topics they select for themselves – depending on award This talk is intended to give you some information about the choices you will be able to make What will you learn?

  4. Flexibility & Choice A foundation in computing fundamentals Computer Science Computing Science S/W Engineering

  5. Study of computers, their hardware, operating systems, interface with the outside world And advanced programming skills Computer Science

  6. Software Engineering Problem Solving & engineering software Specifying, designing, writing, testing programs Programming languages and how to use them

  7. A generalist degree which gives you an underpinning in computing fundamentals And provides a greater degree of choice to allow you to develop advanced skills in the areas which interest you Computing Science

  8. A Typical Year 1 If you are using a mobile phone or the Net or most file sharing programs or an Apple Mac or any one of 700 million PCs – you have used Java

  9. You will study an introduction to programming and the hardware and software that make up a computer system You will study system analysis and design and underpinning maths Depending on your award you will study a programming language & Operating Systems And you will study one or more topics that you choose yourself from a range of options A Typical Year 1

  10. Broadly speaking: For a career as:

  11. Broadly speaking: For a career as:

  12. “The placements scheme is a rewarding experience and the best opportunity to secure a job offer after graduation". Christopher Nixon BEng (Hons) Computer Science Employability

  13. Sent: 09 February 2012 21:18 In case the feedback is useful to your students, I can tell you that it was my placement year that interested interviewers most, and secondarily, that I had specialised in Android development - even if they weren't specifically hiring Android developers. They were also very keen to know that I was interested in open source projects etc. - that I'm the kind of person who lives and breathes technology in my spare time. Apparently it was how I answered one question that got me this job: I was asked what I expected to spend most of my time doing, and naturally I said design work/documentation/problem solving type activities. The other candidates said "writing code", which really highlights the advantage that I got from doing a placement. I hope things are all well at Staffs uni.

  14. Sent: 14 February 2012 12:23 To: KINMOND Rob M Subject: Hello! (10 years on!) hello Rob!Hope this email finds you well!I thought it's been around 10-11 years since I wrote to & was high time that I did so again!Well.. the years have seen me pass through Sun Microsystems (8 years) and Oracle after that (1.5 years) and these days I'm doing stuff in a US Startup with:a) Craig Morgan!b) ZFS founding member Garret D'Amore (of 128 bit Solaris ZFS fame) : recently moved on to different company.I've found that it is a funny old world in that you do keep bumping into the same people.My M.Sc certificate still takes the best position in my office here - some fond memories of a tough course!No change in terms of how much I appreciated the course and the doors it opened for me.In our own humble way, most of the Staffs Uni alumni that I know of are taking their small part in changing/challening the world of computing at a Global level.Thank you : this could *not* have been done without everyone in Computing Dept@Staffs Uni.

  15. Accessed Oct 2nd 2012

  16. Oct 2nd 2012 9430 IT Jobs Do you have the skills? Yet?

  17. At Staffs Uni, we know that students will be studying topics they have not come across before. You may be able to change between awards in this award group in the first semester. Depending on the topics studied, students may be able to change to computing science. The change between awards is currently available, but may be more restricted in the new scheme of things. What If You Choose The Wrong Award?

  18. The ‘Staffordshire Graduate’ The Staffordshire Graduate represents a set of qualities that the University passionately believes is necessary for our students’ success in the 21st century. Our students will : be reflective and critical learners have a global perspective, be ready to hit the ground running to contribute in the world of work These are a set of skills that the University is in the process of developing and delivering.

  19. The ‘Staffordshire Graduate’ Have an understanding of the forefront of knowledge in their chosen field Be prepared to be work-ready and employable and understand the importance of being enterprising and entrepreneurial  Have an understanding of global issues and of their place in a globalised economy Be a effective communicator and presenter and able to interact appropriately with a range of colleagues Have developed the skills of independence of thought and (when appropriate) social interaction through teamwork Have the ability to carry out inquiry-based learning and critical analysis Be a problem solver and creator of opportunities Be technologically, digitally and information literate Be able to apply Staffordshire Graduate attributes to a range of life experiences to facilitate life-long learning and life-long success.

  20. This system will allow for concurrent monitoring of several patients, logging of patient’s vital signs for retrospective viewing and remote monitoring of patient’s vital signs via a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) device. A real-time intensive care, patient monitoring and alert system The Development of a Networked Financial Modelling System for Large Organisations Financial Modelling systems are an invaluable asset to business. The system provides advantages over current options and will produce fast, accurate results within a short time frame

  21. RFID Stock Management System The RFID system is designed for management of stock and inventories; using the latest mobile technologies including Radio Frequency Identification. It allows increased efficiency, productivity and control of stock and also integrates other business operations into a distributed system. A Customisable Multi Language Process Management System. The system is fully customisable for the user to add and customise processes to their individual needs supporting a multi lingual interface to improve the communication between businesses with offices in different locations.

  22. Project to assist and help medical professionals with data entry and data retrieval. Mobile devices are used to retrieve patient details and allow nurses to wirelessly review medication and enter simple ward routine daily tests to a patient database through the use of WIFI. Mobility in Healthcare Project allows users to create, share and collaborate on projects. The application is run entirely from the web via browser so users can access their data from any internet connected computer.

  23. Further Information available at The faculty website http://www.staffs.ac.uk/faculties/comp_eng_tech/current_students_and_staff/ We will now split into groups by award Any Questions?