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Computing is a creative activity which applies appropriate technology to the solution of problems. Computing professionals are involved in the investigation and analysis of problems, the design and evaluation of feasible solutions and the implementation of cost-effective ways of meeting user needs. They must communicate with a wide range of people (managers, users and colleagues) and be aware of the business implications of the decisions made.

Our BSc (Hons) Computing students learn how to stay up to date with the latest tools and techniques and practice their application to real-world problems. The programme offers optional modules that focus on the specialised areas of:

Develop specialised knowledge and skills to become a full stack and highly employable software engineer.

10 reasons to choose BSc (Hons) Computing at UCLan Cyprus for a successful career in the Software industry

  1. We have a proven track record of our graduate students landing jobs in the software industry both locally and internationally (including Microsoft Copenhagen, EnergyWorx Utrecht, News UK London, Amdocs Limassol, iSpiral Larnaca, Prevention at Sea Larnaca, and many others).
  2. We offer a wide range of Software Engineering specialisation modules covering topics in frontend development (both web and mobile), and backend development. Furthermore, we cover core topics on databases and data management, as well as cloud computing.
  3. Our students participate in local, national, and international competitions with great success!
  4. We have been undertaking ongoing collaborative work with international research groups and scientific communities. Our academic staff is highly successful in proposing and participating to national and international research projects and conferences, with many of them involving students as well.
  5. The degree is accredited by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and the British Computer Society (BCS) to the highest level possible for an undergraduate degree. Our programme has accreditation leading to MBCS (Member of British Computer Society), CITP (Chartered IT Professional) and partial CEng (Chartered Engineer) exemption from the British Computer Society. The BCS is the leading professional body for computing in the UK.
  6. The learning content is designed and delivered by experienced staff across the UK and Cyprus campuses. Our staff is research active and engaging with the industry.
  7. Our students learn important software engineering concepts, technologies, and techniques, and develop the knowledge required to join a modern working environment. Our curriculum starts from first principles of programming, up to advanced programming, and also covers all the phases of software development including requirements analysis, systems design, testing and evaluation, etc. Additionally, our modules cover topics related to popular development techniques, including Agile Software Development.
  8. We are using the latest software technologies and tools, as part of the practical components of modules. These include Visual Studio Code and Android Studio IDEs, as well as programming languages including Java & Python (general programming), Dart (Flutter) and JavaScript (Nodejs).
  9. Specialized topics enhance student skills in such topics such as Database Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Computer Security.
  10. Our modules are aligned with the following CISCO certificates: CCNA Introduction to Networks (Intermediate), CCNA Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials (Intermediate), and CCNA Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation (Advanced), and also with the LPI Essentials certificate by the Linux Professional Institute. There is also partial alignment with AWS Cloud Essentials by Amazon.

Train in computer games development with specialised skills in games programming and 3D computer graphics in our state-of-the-art game studio.

10 reasons to choose BSc Computing at UCLan Cyprus for a successful career in the Computer Games Development industry

  1. We have a proven track record of our graduate students landing jobs in the games industry. This includes local companies like Qiiwi and the largest international game studios like Ubisoft.
  2. We offer a wide range of Computer Games Development specialisation modules, and we are one of the few degrees that supports immersive learning using Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality.
  3. Our students participate in local, national, and international competitions with great success!
  4. We have been undertaking ongoing collaborative work with international research groups and scientific communities. Our academic staff is highly successful in proposing and participating to national and international research projects and conferences, with many of them involving students as well.
  5. The degree is accredited by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and the British Computer Society (BCS) to the highest level possible for an undergraduate degree. Our programme has accreditation leading to MBCS (Member of British Computer Society), CITP (Chartered IT Professional) and partial CEng (Chartered Engineer) exemption from the British Computer Society. The BCS is the leading professional body for computing in the UK.
  6. Our Games Development specialisation modules and learning delivery reflect the industry needs and composition. The learning content is designed and delivered by experienced staff across the UK and Cyprus campuses. Our staff is research active and engaging with the industry.
  7. Our students learn important games development concepts, technologies, and techniques, and develop the knowledge required to produce computer games. Our curriculum covers programming for games, mathematics, AI algorithms, computer graphics, game architecture, optimisation for games, techniques for increasing realism of 3D graphics, and other important concepts.
  8. We have our own Games Studio. ‘Rays and Vectors’ is our in-house student-led game studio offering a workplace simulation environment to help our students, enabling them to experience the needs and processes of the gaming industry, and help them develop the necessary skills to become highly skilled professional game developers.
  9. We are using the latest game engines, as well as our own in-house game engine to expose students to the latest tools and technologies used in the games development industry. We are using Unreal Engine in year 3 and 4. We teach computer graphics through DirectX.
  10. Our specialisation pathway follows guidelines established by the International Games Developers Association (IGDA), the internationally renowned “non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation”.

Engage with the latest network and communication technologies and leverage the opportunity to achieve professional certifications such as Cisco CCNA, AWS Cloud Essentials and LPI Essentials.

10 reasons to choose computing

    1. We have a proven track record of our graduate students landing jobs in IT Support and Networking related positions both locally and internationally (including Amazon Prague, Alpha Bank, Bank of Cyprus, BDO Cyprus, Wargaming, Cablenet, Simplex Cyprus, UCLan Cyprus IT Support team, and many others).
    2. We offer a wide range of Networking and IT Security specialisation modules covering topics in computer systems and security, network design and management, cloud computing, as well as digital evidence and incident response.
    3. We have been undertaking ongoing collaborative work with international research groups and scientific communities. Our academic staff is highly successful in proposing and participating to national and international research projects and conferences, with many of them involving students as well.
    4. The degree is accredited by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and the British Computer Society (BCS) to the highest level possible for an undergraduate degree. Our programme has accreditation leading to MBCS (Member of British Computer Society), CITP (Chartered IT Professional) and partial CEng (Chartered Engineer) exemption from the British Computer Society. The BCS is the leading professional body for computing in the UK.
    5. The learning content is designed and delivered by experienced staff across the UK and Cyprus campuses. Our staff is research active and engaging with the industry.
    6. Our students learn important network and security related concepts, technologies, and techniques, and develop the knowledge required to join a modern working environment. Our curriculum starts from first principles of communication, up to advanced system troubleshooting and complex network design, also covering aspects of specific technologies, such as wireless, mobile and cloud technologies, and aspects of advanced security such as penetration testing.
    7. We are using the latest network technologies and tools, as part of the practical components of modules. These include Cisco Packet Tracer and Linux tools, Virtualisation technologies, as well as cloud platform including AWS & Azure, Openstack and Google Cloud.
    8. Specialized topics enhance student skills in such topics such as Incident Response, Network Routing, Cloud Computing, and Penetration Testing.
    9. Our modules are aligned with the following CISCO certificates: CCNA Introduction to Networks (Intermediate), CCNA Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials (Intermediate), and CCNA Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation (Advanced), and also with the LPI Essentials certificate by the Linux Professional Institute. There is also partial alignment with AWS Cloud Essentials by Amazon.
    10. Our students participate in local, national, and international competitions with great success!

The programme’s diverse curriculum and highly practical focus equip our graduates with the necessary skills to have a successful career in the industry. The programme is proud of its high student satisfaction rate, internship and placement offerings, technology-enhanced learning environment, high employability rate and industry collaborations.

Our BSc (Hons) Computing programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, as meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and by BCS on behalf of the Engineering Council of the UK, as meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng). The programme is also recognised by the Cyprus Technical and Scientific Chamber (ETEK).

LINK WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Course Graduates are eligible to register to the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK).

BCS RE-ACCREDITATION

We are pleased to announce that our BSc (Hons) Computing programme has successfully undergone re-accreditation by the British Computer Society (BCS) (March 2023), affirming our commitment to delivering high-quality education and training to our students. We are particularly proud to have received commendations from the BCS for our good industry engagement and partnerships, which provide our students with excellent opportunities to gain real-world experience and practical skills. We were also recognized for our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion activities, as well as our strong links with research that feed into the programme. Additionally, we were commended for ensuring that our staff meet the highest standards by requiring them to be Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). We look forward to continuing to provide our Computing students with an exceptional education and training experience that prepares them for successful careers in the ever-changing field of computer science.

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A range of careers opens to students upon completion of their degree. These include roles in business requirements analysis, design and development of database-backed systems, development of web and mobile applications, computer games development, system testing and management, wired and wireless networks management, network security, and many more. Moreover, the broad skills that our students acquire enable them to remain competitive in the fast evolving area of computing technology.

Dr Louis Nisiotis

LECTURER IN COMPUTING AND COURSE LEADER OF BSC (HONS) COMPUTING

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Dr Andriani Piki

LECTURER IN COMPUTING AND DEPUTY COURSE LEADER OF BSC (HONS) COMPUTING

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Dr Nearchos Paspallis

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMPUTING AND HEAD OF THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCES

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Dr Panayiotis Andreou

DEPUTY HEAD OF THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCES, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN DATA MANAGEMENT AND COURSE LEADER OF MSC DATA ANALYTICS

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PROF. VERED AHARONSON

PROFESSOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING

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Dr Josephina Antoniou

DEPUTY HEAD, SCHOOL OF SCIENCES
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMPUTING
COURSE LEADER OF MSC COMPUTING AND MSC CYBERSECURITY

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Dr Andreas Pamboris

LECTURER IN COMPUTING

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Dr Andreas Savva

LECTURER IN COMPUTING

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Dr Christina Savvidou

LECTURER IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

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Mr Antonis Savva

ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN COMPUTING

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DR GABRIEL PANIS

ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN COMPUTING

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Mrs Maria Georgiou

Special Teaching Staff in English Language

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MR PHILIPPOS DEMETRIOU

ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN COMPUTING

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Dr Christoforos Charalambous

Lecturer in Data Analytics

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