The Computing/ Software Development and Computing / IT Management programmes are now joined by a Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) specialism.
This programme appeals to those students with an interest/ passion for a language who wish to have a career in Computing/ IT.
As part of this programme you learn all core computing/ software development skills that a current graduate needs (including web development, databases, networking & security allied to software development). Students on the programme are expected to spend a period abroad from one semester to one academic year in a university or on placement.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
The combination of computing skills with language skills opens a wide range of interesting roles. One major employer has stated: "When I see a good CV that includes a period abroad I see someone who has challenged themselves and proved their ability to be independent. I tend to reach for those first even if the foreign language isn’t essential to the role."
Graduates found employment with companies such as IBM, SAP and Ergo Systems. Other employers were Sage, Intel, Bearing Point, PaddyPower, Microsoft, Dell, Guidewire, Allnone, Dell, ERS, Telecity.