Today’s digital world is becoming smarter; cities are acting more like living organisms in their interconnectivity and response to occupants’ needs. The “Smart” directive is already very much a part of our future, and subsequently has been adopted by many governments, authorities and organisations. This paradigm shift has led to a notable change in the demand for young professionals to accommodate the rapid market requirements.
Our course will ensure you have the relevant digital and technical skillset that employers are looking for to grow their business or you can become an entrepreneur and use your expertise to start up your own business. If you choose to take our four year course with a Sandwich Placement year in industry, you’ll gain invaluable work experience to help you kick-start your career.
You’ll learn, develop and expand your knowledge of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), big data mining, analytics and visualisation, artificial intelligence, mobile and wearable technology as well as app development. A Smart System is constituted based on the interaction, communication, connectivity and interoperability of these terms and can be applied on a small scale (individual), or can expand to a ‘Smart Home’ or a ‘Smart City’ scale. These concepts and techniques will be considered throughout the course so you have a thorough knowledge of up-to-date technologies and know how to use them.
In addition to the development of technical skills, you’ll learn transferable skills which are essential in any sector. You’ll become a confident communicator, able to work well independently and in a team; develop creative, flexible approaches to problem solving; and the ability to put them into practice. You’ll learn to do this safely and ethically, aware of the political, social and cultural contexts in which you’re working.
Our computer architecture labs include an isolated network, so you experiment safely with the configuration of network devices. Meanwhile, our software applications labs offer Apple Mac Pros with dual-boot into Windows or Mac OS X. From there, you’ll have access to applications including CAD, databases and web software. We also have a virtual network environment, so you can access our networking devices whenever you like.
This course includes an optional placement year in industry. For more information about placement opportunities, please contact the Placements Team.
When you graduate you’ll have a choice of fascinating career options within the tech industry.
With an impressive knowledge of smart systems, big data analytics, mobile and wearable technology, software analysis and development knowledge and technical skills in programming, you’ll be highly desired by local and national IT companies and employers from a range of sectors.
Upon graduation, you’ll be in a good position to apply for a range of jobs within main-line applications development and support (including mobile app development), data management and analysis, decision support systems, general IT systems support roles, core business database development and management, application programming and web development.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including our MSc Cyber Security and MSc Cloud Computing in addition to professional online CISCO CCNA courses.
We’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll undertake coursework, lab tests, group work, presentations, case studies and log books.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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