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Computing at aberystwyth university
Computing at Aberystwyth University


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




Computing at aberystwyth university

  • 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



Computing at aberystwyth university

  • 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


Computing at aberystwyth university

…..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


Computing at aberystwyth university

…..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!


Common first year but you are all different
Common First Yearbut YOU are all different…


Computing at aberystwyth university

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


Computing at aberystwyth university

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)


Between years 2 and 3 year in industry optional
Between years 2 and 3 Year in Industry (optional)


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


Computing at aberystwyth university

To help you decide:

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

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

Ask anyone today or call/email later cs-admissions@aber.ac.uk