This course provides a coverage of aspects modern computing and computer networks. It covers fundamental programming and security knowledge as well as specializing in network programming and other aspects of distributed computing. The course teaching Python as a tool for learning programming Linux skills are taught throughout the course and emphasis is placed on learning the basics before moving onto advanced topics. Graduates from the course will have sound knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance.
The aim of this major is to prepare the students for the areas of ICT stated to be most in demand and for positions that are most difficult to fill. On completion of the three year degree, students who have performed well will be eligible to complete an extra year of study to obtain an honours qualification, BH-SCNCE Bachelor of Science (Honours).
The research focus of an Honours degree provides a pathway for career advancement at a higher level than the base degree. Students who perform well in this course can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Computing course, although acceptance is not automatic.