BEng (Hons) Computer Science

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Introduction

Learn to design and build computer systems – and gain in-demand technical, development and engineering skills – by studying for our accredited Computer Science degree in Cambridge.

Whether you want to work in software engineering, programming, application development, computer design, graphics, gaming or artificial intelligence, studying our BEng (Hons) Computer Science degree will give you the knowledge and skills to succeed.

As a computing student at ARU, you’ll learn how to work in a team, think independently, and solve problems creatively in our state-of-the-art computing labs.

Our specialist facilities include a Cisco lab and a virtual Netlab. They're the perfect places to develop practical skills and get experience of working with industry-standard tools, such as Microsoft Imagine Premium and VMware IT Academy. We encourage collaboration, so you’ll also learn through activities with your peers, and lectures and seminars from industry experts.

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Facilities and accreditation

Industry-standard facilities

As part of your Computer Science degree at ARU, you’ll have access to top-of-the-range equipment including:

  • a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment
  • a virtual Netlab offering 24/7 remote access to Cisco equipment
  • Microsoft Imagine Premium’s professional developer and designer tools
  • VMWare IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools.

BCS and IET accreditation

Our Computer Science BEng is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, both under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Once you graduate, you can register as an Incorporated Engineer.

Cisco Network Academy

Study with us and gain the skills necessary to gain the Cisco CCNA certification. As a Cisco Network Academy for more than ten years, our industry links ensure that you’ll be equipped to meet the needs of the fast and ever-changing world of computing.

Careers

Almost every organisation needs computing expertise, so our graduates work in a variety of industries. You might follow a career in telecommunications, aerospace, financial services, marketing, public service, the creative industries or teaching.

Some of our optional modules allow you to apply for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) status after you graduate, boosting your employability with a recognised certification in a specialism.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might choose to stay at ARU and study for a Masters degree, such as our MSc Computer Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements

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