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The computing and digital technologies industry is one of the most fast-paced and evolving industries in the world. As a Computing student, you will be creative, technical and know how to use your skills in a competitive field.

Throughout your studies you will use your analytical, logical, creative and problem-solving skills to build, design and test networks, software, games technologies and digital solutions. Our computing degrees have been designed alongside industry specialists, giving you a critical insight into computing in the working world. Learning from industry-experienced tutors, you will build practical and analytical skills, readying you for a rewarding and exciting career in the industry you love.

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Investing in Your Future

Read more about our investment

In 2022, we spent part of a £2million investment from the Office for Students (OfS) on leading-edge teaching facilities in Digital Arts and Digital Technologies, including VR software and a 3D Powerwall.

We have since been awarded a further £6million and have created a Digital Technology Hub, including two Cyber Security Labs and two Immersive Technology Labs, which head of Digital Technologies Kevin Hillary talks about here.

We have also invested in:

  • Full Performance Capture suits and software

  • Teaching screens

  • Oculus Quest gaming headsets

  • Black Magic cameras

  • Raspberry Pi4 desktop kits

  • Clevertouch screens

  • AI robots

 

What can I study?

FdSc Games Technologies

This Games Technologies degree allows you to explore your creative side as well as develop advanced technical skills to set you up for a rewarding career in programming, 3D design or games development.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdSc Networking and Cyber Security

This Networking and Cyber Security degree is the only one of its kind in the North East and will set you up for an exciting career.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdSc Software Engineering

This foundation degree will prepare you for a fulfilling and exciting career within the ever-growing computing industry.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)

This degree has been designed to lead you into an exciting career in computing or a more specialised career in networking and cyber security.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BSc (Hons) Games Technologies (Top-Up)

This Games Technologies degree has been developed in collaboration with employers including Sumo Digital, Blazing Griffin and Pocket Money Games and is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in the gaming industry.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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MSc Immersive and Creative Technologies

The MSc Immersive and Creative Technologies is designed for those that wish to pursue an academic or professional career in the exciting and constantly developing immersive technologies industries.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Meet our students and tutors

What can I do with a qualification in Computing?

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.
  • Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.
  • Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.
  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.

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Daily tasks:

  • Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
  • Plans and maintains database structures.
  • Implements and evaluates the software.
  • Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development).
  • Tests and corrects software programs.
  • Develops user interfaces.
  • Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications.
  • Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions.
  • Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs.

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Daily tasks:

  • Activates the 'live' website.
  • Tests website interaction and performance prior to going 'live'.
  • Writes and publishes content for the website.
  • Establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery.
  • Designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems.
  • Develops the website and applications.
  • Designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access.
  • Presents design options to the client.
  • Liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website.

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What can I do with a qualification in Computing?

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Levels Explained

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