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BScArtificial Intelligence and Computer Science (Year in industry)

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Computer scientists design and create search-engines, social networking applications, software applications used in the financial world to map customer profiles and expose credit card fraud, and software applications used in the medical sector to identify cancers through the analysis of medical images.

At a deeper scientific/mathematical level, we look at the theory underpinning complex algorithms, or the difficulty of implementing solutions to complex problems in a provably reliable way. At the engineering level, we ensure that complex systems are built to appropriate standards, are properly tested and run efficiently. Then at the human level, we ensure that applications are easy to learn and use and are well matched to functional expectations.

At Birmingham, we have world-leading research in terms of originality, significance and rigour. We provide specialist teaching and are committed to supporting our graduates in establishing their careers.

The School of Computer Science is committed to the student experience, offering student alumni mentoring, a dedicated welfare team and a dedicated careers and employability officer. We’re keen to welcome you to our friendly, inclusive and multi-faceted School.

Programme structure

Year one
Compulsory modules:

Artificial Intelligence (20 credits)
Data Structures and Algorithms (20 credits)
Logic and Computation (20 credits)
Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (20 credits)
Programming in Java (20 credits)
Concepts of Computer Science (20 credits) *1
Widening Horizons Module (20 credits) *2
*1 – compulsory for those without Grade A in A level Computing
*2 – compulsory for those with Grade A in A level Computing

Year two
Compulsory modules:

Advanced Functional Programming (20 credits)
Mathematical Modelling and Decision Making (20 credits)
Security and Networks (20 credits)
Software Engineering (20 credits)
Systems Programming in C/C++ (20 credits)
Team Project (Artificial Intelligence)
Year three
Computer Science Industrial Placement (120 credits).
In order to proceed to Year 3 (the industrial year), students must:

Not have any modules to repeat during the year. If they have resit examinations, they must arrange for time off to take these.
Have found a company willing to provide a placement which meets the School’s requirements, which include providing an Industrial Tutor. The placement must involve a component of skills training (approximately 40%) and technical project work (approximately 60%). The skills training can include formal taught and/or self study courses and apprenticeship style learning “on the job”. The training and project work must be of a technical nature relevant to the degree programme. The project work will most typically involve programming but other types of project work are acceptable.
Students who do not meet the academic requirements or cannot find a suitable industrial placement will transfer to the degree programme without the Year in Industry component.
A student who fails the Industrial Studies module will be permitted to transfer to the degree programme without the Year in Industry component.
Year four
Compulsory modules:

Computer Science Project (40 credits)
Optional modules:

80 credits from the range of modules below. Please note that 60 to 80 credits must be taken in Complex Adaptive Systems, Intelligent Robotics, Language and Cognition and Machine Learning and Intelligent Data Analysis. Any remaining credits can be chosen from the others below:

Advanced Networking (20 credits)
Complex Adaptive Systems (20 credits)
Computer Graphics (20 credits)
Computer Vision and Imaging (20 credits)
Computer-Aided Verification (20 credits)
Human-Computer Interaction (20 credits)
Individual Study (20 credits)
Intelligent Robotics (20 credits)
Language and Cognition (20 credits)
Machine Learning and Intelligent Data Analysis (20 credits)
Programming Language Principles, Design, and Implementation (20 credits)
Security of Real-World Systems (20 credits)
Teaching Computing in Schools (20 credits)
Theoretical Foundations for Security (20 credits)

Career opportunities

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States