BEng in Computer Science

What is Computer Science?

The BEng(CompSc) programme is a programme that offers a solid education in the fundamental and essential areas of computing.  It is a timely and practical curriculum that is essential for aspiring students and future IT professionals. On completion of this curriculum, students will be well-equipped with both basic and advanced knowledge in computer science, which aims to better prepare students to launch their career in the IT industry and/or to pursue postgraduate studies in this area.

 

Computer science is a fast-growing discipline. Its importance is evident in the profound impact that the use of computers has on our lives. Computer science education is now as indispensable as any of the traditional programmes in any established university.

 

Highlights of the programme:

Flexibility – Students can use elective credits to satisfy a second major or a minor programme.

Research opportunities – Outstanding students will have the opportunities to undertake research projects supervised by renowned professors.
 

Capstone Experience – Students have to join an internship in the industry and work on a final project which could be a research-based or software-development or industry-based project.

Wiring that forms the backbone of the CS Department’s Gideon-II Super Cluster

Focus of the programme


Students may organize their study of disciplinary elective courses to specialize in one of the following focuses:

  • AI & Robotics courses cover intelligence systems, machine learning, and robotics.

  • Big Data Analytics courses focus on data analytics and the application of big data.

  • Financial Computing courses focus on the technologies and their applications in the finance and business domain.

  • System & Networking courses cover the design and implementation of computer hardware, software, and distributed systems.

  • Theoretical Computing Science courses focus on mathematical aspects of computing and are more on theory than practice.




Career Prospects


Computer Science graduates are very employable, not just for IT jobs but for other analytical roles too. The problem-solving skills and analytical abilities that our graduates developed during their undergraduate study proved to be very valuable in many areas of endeavor.

Examples include IT professionals in different sectors of the society, say banking & finance, building & construction, the government, education, IT & telecommunication, property, and manufacturing, etc.





Enquiries

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