Computer Science with Industrial Placement (Security and Resilience) MCompu (Hons)
This degree in security and resilience includes an industrial placement to give you practical work experience and boost your CV, as well as a year of study at Master's level. You will learn about the design and development of dependable software systems. Explore different aspects of computing science – such as games design, bioinformatics, and security - in your first two years. Spend a year on an accredited, paid industrial placement between Stages 2 and 3. Graduates of our degrees in Security and Resilience will have particular knowledge and skills related to the development of dependable software systems. Armed with knowledge of issues such as security mechanisms for computing, software verification techniques and tools, cryptography, and cryptographic protocols, you will be well placed for employment in technical positions in software houses and with companies designing and deploying dependable software in safety-critical industry sectors.
In the present job market, computing science graduates are better placed than many others to obtain employment in a challenging and fulfilling career, and the employability of Newcastle graduates is particularly high. Computer manufacturers and software houses, for example, recruit specialists to develop software solutions. Organizations that use computers on a large scale – such as banks, insurance companies, the electronics industry, central and local government, and management in all areas of business – also offer employment opportunities to graduates with computer skills. Companies such as Waterstons, Accenture, IBM, P&G, Deloitte, Microsoft, Sage and GSK regularly recruit our placement students and graduates.