Our programmes give an in-depth grasp of the whole field of computer-based information systems with a view to a career in that area. In the first two years you will study areas such as programming, computer systems, databases, software engineering and logic. In the third year you will undertake a project. This involves implementing a sophisticated piece of software reflecting your particular interests.
ABOUT THE Department of Informatics
The Careers Service and the Department of Informatics run an 18 week Careers programme for Informatics students which includes skills sessions and visits from top employers. Our graduates go on to successful careers in a range of organisations including banking, finance, management, and the major software houses, where they work mainly on analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of software applications and systems. Many of our graduates alternatively choose further study. Recent graduates have found employment as…. • Analyst Programmer, Airbus • E-Disclosure Specialist, Stroz Friedberg • Financial Software Developer, goldman sachs • Information Security Consultant, Merrill lynch • Software Developer, Bank of America • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle • IT Consultant, Detica • Management Trainee, Asian Media & Marketing group • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Inovia
Our department has a reputation for good teaching in a friendly environment. We use a mix of teaching styles including traditional lectures, small and large tutorial groups, practical laboratories, individual and group projects, and provide opportunities to speak to staff on a one-to-one basis. We have an active research programme that we bring to bear on our teaching, exposing all students in the final years of their courses to the latest issues in the field.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
All programmes include flexible choices for you to follow your interests, usually in the final year. Single honours students also undertake a supervised project in their final year. Assessment is made using a mix of conventional examinations, coursework, presentations, and laboratory exercises.
You will have access to over 170 fast PCs running Windows and Linux. These are spread over several laboratories for the exclusive use of the department. The King’s Computing Society organises social and other activities, and first years are allocated "Buddy" students from other years to help you settle in.
The Department of Informatics is the new name for the Department of Computer Science. The relaunched Department includes the addition of research groups in two new areas (Robotics and Telecommunications), in addition to the three Computer Science groups of Agents & Intelligent Systems, Bioinformatics & Algorithm Design, and Software Modelling & Applied Logic. The titles of the undergraduate degree programmes remain unchanged, but the selection of available optional taught course modules is likely to expand even further to reflect the range of research interests in the restructured department. All years of our programmes are kept under constant review and we reserve the right to change and improve them at any time.