Computer programming is the industry we have to thank for our advancing computer technology. Computer programmers work on making computers and software operating systems learn to do new things, meaning that our technology gets smarter and smarter. You will spend a lot of time developing your knowledge of writing, running and debugging codes, as well as learning about different programming languages.
Most of the time, computer programming is offered as a joint honours degree programme with another element of computer technology and engineering. If this is the case for your degree, some of the modules will be focused on computer systems, web applications, information systems and computer networks. As well as this, you may also study modules on artificial intelligence, information technology, and software development.
Your degree will likely be taught in a mixture of modes. These could include lectures and seminars, as well as programming projects and laboratory work. Some universities may offer the chance to participate in a placement year or module.