The School of Computer Engineering provides a firm broad foundation for students who aspire to a rewarding professional career in IT related industries. The degree programmes are based on the recognition that it is essential for our graduates to be ready to meet goals and rise to challenges as part of a global workforce. The learning culture of the school instills in our students the readiness and mental toughness for a life-time of learning and upgrading of skills.
Our programmes combine a distinctive blend of theory and practice with critical hands-on experience, project-based learning, communication and professional skills enhanced through carefully selected industrial attachments. Mindful of the global role that our graduates will assume, overseas exchanges under our Global Immersion Programme with international prestigious universities are encouraged. We actively promote an extension of interests and related skills. Our students may opt for minors in a variety of areas, including business, communication studies, and entrepreneurship.
SCE’s graduates are much valued and much sought after. They are playing a key role in the careers they have started. Feedback from industry tells us that our graduates are able to evaluate options, recognise limitations, and solve problems using their trained abilities in a variety of work technologies.
Our graduates are found in widely diverse fields. The exciting range of areas of work includes the following. It Security. ISP Network design. Digital Signal Processing. Programming in banking and industrial environments. Gaming. Robotics. They are out there and making a difference. The School offers degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
The programme combines a distinctive fusion of computer engineering and electronics engineering. Rapid advances in microelectronics and computer science have created a need for a special kind of engineer. The School trains this type of engineer with the range of expertise to make use of this new technology in the design of computer systems and their real-time applications in industry and commerce. The School ensures that our B Eng (Computer Engineering) graduates are equipped with the analytical competence of the computer scientist and the development and design skills of the electronics engineer. This is made possible by the unique combination of subjects from these two disciplines within the Computer Engineering course. The broad knowledge of programming and electronics, coupled with the specialist skills in software and hardware interfacing make our Computer Engineers immensely suitable for a wide range of professions within the IT industry.
Computer Science is concerned with the efficient application of computer technology, through the design of software algorithms and data structures, design methodologies and language paradigms. The programme emphasises the practical design of efficient and reliable software to meet specifications. Computer Science shares some common topics with Computer Engineering, including computer networks, information storage and management. Both disciplines share fundamental principles as each recognises the constraints imposed by existing technology and applications. The differences are in the emphasis placed at the algorithmic and conceptual levels. Computer Science focuses more on software design and construction, and does not include subjects on circuits, basic electronics, or digital communications.
The key difference between this Computer Science course and a Science degree is the focus on practice-oriented application of computer science foundations. This is evident in the mandatory industrial attachment, group innovation and design projects, and capstone projects in the final year, and several other mini-projects throughout the course.
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