At UON we train computer scientists capable of solving the world's greatest challenges. As a computer scientist, you could help fight diseases by discovering biomarkers that allow early diagnosis. Perhaps you'll develop more sophisticated online learning systems to support access to education. You might improve safety and security by mining the data captured in smart cities. Or develop virtual reality programs to help people recover from post traumatic stress.
What is computer science? Computer scientists work on challenging programming tasks, develop new software technologies and new ways to use computers. The field spans complex problem solving, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development and data security. Computer science is fundamental to many everyday technologies like mobile phones, learning systems, online shopping, navigation systems, social media, computer games and programmable appliances.
Why study with us?
- Study with world-leading researchers in robotics, data mining and virtual reality.
- Top rated teaching: our students gave us a rating of 80% for teaching quality and 90% for the learning resources they get while they study.
- Link with industry through guest lectures and work integrated learning.
What will you study?
Computer Science at UON focuses on the design and implementation of software as well as the development of new techniques and methodologies. You will develop skills in the following areas:
- algorithmic problem solving
- artificial intelligence
- bioinformatics and data security
- computer graphics
- computer networks and distributed systems
- databases and security
- distributed and internet computing
- programming and software development
- web site creation
Majors available include:
- Data Science
- Software Development
- Computer Systems and Robotics
Computer scientists work in software development companies, financial institutions, government departments and research organisations. Their roles encompass the development and implementation of software for complex business problems, systems analysis and the management of computer resources.
Graduates find jobs in:
- complex software systems
- advanced computational techniques for graphics, animations and games
- defence, security and database systems
- bioinformatics, computational intelligence and robotics
Typical positions include:
- data scientist
- software architect
- games developer
- computer software program manager
- business intelligence director
- application development manager