Kingston University lecturers are frequently involved in collaborations with industry and can illustrate their teaching with relevant up-to-date experience. Close links with the British Computer Society ensure that the course includes the latest technological innovations and it is continually refined to meet the latest employment market needs. For example, when internet business started, an e-commerce module was set up. Now it's established, fraud is an issue so computer forensics has been introduced.
In this module you will develop an information system for a real client. This will help you gain actual workplace skills and enable you to demonstrate them to future employers.
Over a 12-week period, working in groups of three or four, you go through the complete lifecycle of a project. This includes interviewing your client, carrying out a systems analysis, and then developing and demonstrating a prototype. Companies that have taken part in the module include:
We have a wealth of industrial contacts provide placement, project and graduate employment opportunities. We also run an annual placement and careers fair, giving you the opportunity to meet some of the top employers of IT placement students and graduates.
Our excellent links with employers also mean that employers with graduate positions often contact us direct.
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has an active research community made up of highly motivated academic staff, bright and highly imaginative research staff and students, and excellent technical and administrative support. A large proportion of the faculty's staff is research-active, well-known and respected in their fields. This is good news for students because it helps keep the courses relevant and up to date and to make the University known to a wider pool of employers. It also gives students the opportunity to get involved in projects and case studies and to interact with staff working at the forefront of their subject.
Research activities are organised into a number of interest areas including:
Research groups often work with other universities and with outside organisations including recent collaborations with:
Find out more about research in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Kingston graduate, Mateusz Stawecki, has tapped into the rapid growth in smartphones and tablets to help a leading creative design agency capitalise on the fast-changing market. He was recruited to create and implement the new technologies and business models and all the apps Mateusz designed were featured in the Sunday Times' top 500 apps in the world.