You will be taught by a professional team of lecturers who have significant research and industrial experience. Many of our staff are Fellows and Members of the Industry’s professional body the British Computer Society.
You will learn about how cutting-edge technology works and how to take advantage of it. You will get hands on experience of real life industrial networking equipment and develop practical skills in network security.
You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace, before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.
The foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success and will provide a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. During the foundation year you will undertake core modules in Mathematics, computer science, communication skills, and choices from a range of subject areas including Physics, mechanical technologies, and electrical technologies.
A placement can be undertaken anywhere; local, national or even, in some instances, international. During a placement, you will be doing similar work to a normal employee of the organisation giving you a unique insight into your chosen profession or sector, the opportunity to acquire crucial personal skills and also the opportunity to build a network of useful contacts. Many companies that employ graduates use placement programmes as a method of recruitment so you could be fast tracked into employment or onto one of their graduate schemes if you impress them.
The team at The Workplace constantly search for new placement opportunities but if you find an opportunity that interests you or you have been successful in securing one yourself, contact them for further information and support.