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On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.
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This is one of three follow on options from LM121 Computing Technologies (Common Entry).

On completion of the programme, graduates go on to a variety of software careers based in large and small organisations, in industry, in research and in education and training. The primary focus of this course is on the underlying principles of software development and their application to modern software development practices. The aims and objectives of the Computer Systems programme are:

  • To develop the skills you will need in order to analyse a wide range of problems
  • To provide a sound understanding of the theory of computer science and the principles of software development
  • To develop social and communication skills that will enable you to function successfully in organisations and teams
  • To develop a sense of professionalism that will help you to apply your skills for the good of society.

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