Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) with a Year in Industry (BSc (Hons))

University of Kent

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
- 4 years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) with a Year in Industry at University of Kent

Our programmes are taught by leading researchers who are experts in their fields. The School of Computing at Kent is home to several authors of leading textbooks, a National Teaching Fellow, an IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Fellow and two Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) award-winning scientists. Kent was awarded gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework*.

This programme has full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Our degree programme

On this themed degree, the specific focus (here, Artificial Intelligence) is decided at the time of enrolment and named in your degree title. You can also study our general Computer Science degree, where a subject focus is decided during the course of your study.

Our programme focuses on the technical aspects of computer science. The first language you learn is Java, the standard programming language for many mobile devices and widely used in the industry. 

Other areas covered include software engineering, network technology and human-computer interaction. You learn how to develop software, program mobile devices and discover the underlying protocols on which the internet runs.

We also offer modules that allow you to gain practical experience. On our Kent IT Consultancy option, you learn how to become an IT consultant, providing computing support to local businesses while earning credits towards your degree. 

You can also gain experience in teaching with our Computing in the Classroom module, which gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a school setting.

Year in industry

Your year in industry takes place between your second and final years. You gain invaluable work experience, earn a salary and there may be the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. 

In previous years, students have worked in a range of large and small organisations including well-known names such as: 

  • IBM 
  • Intel
  • Disney
  • Morgan Stanley.

It is also possible to take this degree as a three-year programme, without a year in industry. For details, see Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence).

Study resources

Facilities to support the study of Computer Science include The Shed, the School of Computing's Makerspace, which houses:

  • 3D printers
  • laser-cutting facilities 
  • development equipment, including Oculus Rift and Raspberry Pi. 

Students also have exclusive access to a computer room and common room, and we run a peer-mentoring scheme.

Extra activities

Computer Science students often take part in TinkerSoc, a student-run 'tinkering' society which meets in 'The Shed', our collaborative workspace. TinkerSoc welcomes all students who like making things.

Whether a member of TinkerSoc or not, you can spend time in The Shed, making, exploring and sharing. In this informal environment you can build physical devices for your coursework, as well as develop your own interests and hobbies.

The School of Computing also hosts events that you are welcome to attend. These include our successful seminar programme where guest speakers from academia and industry discuss current developments in the field. We also host the BCS local branch events on campus.

Professional network

Our programmes are informed by a stakeholder panel of industry experts who give feedback on the skills that employers require from a modern workforce.

Our successful year in industry programmes have allowed us to build up excellent relationships with leading companies such as BAE Systems, Citigroup and The Walt Disney Company.

We also have a dedicated Employability Coordinator who is the first point of contact for students and employers.

*The University of Kent's Statement of Findings can be found here.

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