There is so much potential in the real world for Birmingham’s computing graduates. Birmingham is one of the top universities often targeted by prestigious companies when looking for new employees. So whilst graduation may seem a long time away, it is worth considering the competitive advantage you will gain with a Birmingham degree.
It will give you a disciplined approach to analysing problems, with the ability to design creative solutions and critically evaluate the results. Employers are impressed by the combination of technical and transferable skills offered by computing graduates, and as such, you might find yourself in a variety of environments in academia, industry, research and commercial organisations, in such areas as:
- Artificial Intelligence – developing computers that simulate human learning and reasoning ability.
- Computer Design and Engineering – designing new computer circuits, microchips, and other electronic components.
- Computer Architecture – designing new computer instruction sets, and combining electronic or optical components to provide powerful but cost-effective computing.
- Information Technology – developing and managing information systems that support a business or organization.
- Software Engineering – developing methods for the production of software systems on time, within budget, and with few or no defects.
- Computer Theory – investigating the fundamental theories of how computers solve problems, and apply the results to other areas of computer science.
- Operating Systems and Networks – developing the basic software computers use to supervise themselves or to communicate with other computers. o Software Applications – applying computing and technology to solving problems outside the computer field – in education or medicine, for example.