Open day questions: computer science students
Interested in studying computer science at university? Use our list of questions to find out more about a course.
About the course
- Are my teachers also practitioners?
- How much of this course is based on theory?
- How much of the course is practical application?
Facilities and equipment
- What books/equipment is necessary for me to buy?
- How much time will I need to spend in the library/labs each week?
Placements and work experience
- Are there any industrial placements?
- Do I have to organise my own or will I have help?
- Is there a chance for me to study abroad?
- What is the split between exam/ coursework/ group works/ presentations?
- Do I need to complete a dissertation/ research based project?
- What is the weighting for each part/year of the course?
Computer science graduate prospects
- How would you increase your experiences of software and technology through university? Can you do an intercalated year of computer science?
- Does the uni have contacts in industry?
- Will companies take on interns from this course?