5 reasons to study computing and computer science
Computing and computer science is a fascinating subject area with many advantages to studying it at university:
1. Digital technology in society
Computers are a key aspect of modern-day life, powering many of the things we do every day; from banking to the cars we drive, and the entertainment we enjoy.
2. In-demand salaries with high jobs
Graduates of computing and computer science are in high demand. There is an abundance of career options for computer and IT specialists and they often offer salaries that are higher than average.
3. Develop your problem-solving skills
Studying computing and computer science will develop your ability to solve problems, improving your skills every day. Typically graduates of computing and computer science will face challenges that they must develop solutions for, such as improving experiences in online shopping and improving the way apps work.
4. Computer scientists change the world
You could be part of developing new technology that can stop cyber-attacks, predict the next earthquake, or help treat health issues.
5. Opportunities to specialize
With so many specialist options in computer science, you can follow an area you are most passionate about. You could work in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, software engineering or a variety of other areas.
Why study computing and computer science at the University of Surrey?
Studying Computing or Computer Science at Surrey will equip you with the necessary skills needed to have a successful career.
During your studies at the University of Surrey, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to innovate, implement and solve issues for computer software and systems. You will get the opportunity to apply theory to real-world scenarios.
For undergraduate students, the Professional Training Year programme gives you the chance to gain professional experience and gain the skills that can be crucial to advancing your career. You will be able to apply theory to real-world scenarios that can give you invaluable industry experience that will help you stand out to potential employers. Some of the companies that have taken part in the placement programme have included:
- Sky TV
- Sony Europe Ltd
- Nintendo of Europe GmbH
You will be part of the Department of Computer Science where you will enjoy a friendly and supportive environment with first-class facilities. Some of the facilities include a computing lab, Human Movement Lab, group work pods and a flexible teaching zone.