Department of Computer Science
Industrial involvement with Taught Courses
Many aspects of the teaching within the Department are informed by
industrial developments. We receive advice and feedback from industry on
our teaching provision via the Department's
Industrial Liaison Committee.
To address the demand for graduates with industrial experience the
department has recently introduced a number of new degree programmes
These are four year programmes with years one, two and four
in the Department of Computer Science and year three in industry.
During the years within the University, students learn about many
aspects of contemporary computing, equipping the student with a relevant
technical skill base. In year three the placement will be in an
Industrial/Commercial environment relevant to the Software/IT emphasis
of the programme. This provides students with an opportunity
to use and develop the technical skills they have learned in a
practical commercial setting.
Employers value the skills and experiences developed during
placement years and work based learning projects commenting that
"Business awareness and maturity are significantly improved by work
based learning", and "Students who have undertaken relevant work
experience have a host of examples to share at interview".
The University Careers & Employability Service provides
information, support and
advice for students at all stages through their University
career. They provide a range of services
including advice on CVs, applications and interviews, and career
options to organising career fairs and presentations from employers.
Careers advisers work closely with the Department of Computer Science
career information to students with computing degrees. Our
have found employment in a variety of companies and organisations.
Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool
+44 (0)151 795 4275