The main emphasis of the Computer programme is software development/programming using a variety of different tools and techniques alongside appropriate professional practice.
Database development is also a highly important topic which is covered in detail using the widely used enterprise database management system Oracle and the industry standard language SQL. Practical skills and theory are taught hand-in-hand to promote data storage that meets operational performance requirements.
Alongside the areas of software and database development the theory of how computers work and how they are utilised effectively is studied. Finally, there is a professional stream which ensures that graduates have a sound understanding of moral/ethical issues and legal requirements in both the United Kingdom and abroad.
In the third year students undertake a substantive piece of software development in an Individual Project where they get to demonstrate their capabilities across the whole range of skills that they have been taught in the previous two years as well as research new elements of their own choosing.