We teach you how to build robust, effective software systems, and how to critique and evaluate the latest software engineering techniques. Through project work, you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge in the real world.
Genesys: learning on the job
Genesys Solutions is unique: an IT company run by students, with its own premises next to the department. As a student on this course you can join the company to work on software projects for real clients in a real business environment.
Prepare for your career
Our courses give you experience of how real-world projects work. We consult with big employers to ensure that you develop the skills and the personal qualities they’re looking for.
You’ll learn about the issues that matter in global business and industry. Our graduates go into academic and industrial research, the software industry, banking and finance. They work for companies such as Logica, IBM, Hewlett Packard, PWC, Vodafone, the BBC and HSBC.
Our challenge is to use computation to understand all kinds of systems: computer systems, living systems and cognitive systems. Our research areas include robotics, machine learning, speech and language processing, virtual reality, computational systems biology and software verification and testing. It’s work that makes a difference to people’s lives.
Network and hardware
We have our own high-performance network so you can access our advanced computing facilities. There are labs for teaching smaller groups, wi-fi coverage throughout the department, and you can connect your own laptop to the network. Mobile devices and tablets are available for you to borrow for project work.
We also use specialised equipment: an immersive virtual reality facility, robotics hardware and an acoustic booth for speech processing research.
Object-Oriented Programming and Software Design; Research Methods and Professional Issues; Dissertation Project; Testing and Verification in Safety-Critical Systems.
Examples of optional modules
Text Processing; Modelling and Simulation of Natural Systems; Speech Processing; Theory of Distributed Systems; 3D Computer Graphics; Computer Security and Forensics; Intelligent Web; Machine Learning and Adaptive Intelligence; Software and Hardware Verification; Software Development for Mobile Devices; Speech Technology; Virtual Environments and Computer Games Technology; Natural Language Processing; Java E-Commerce; Network Performance Analysis; Genesys Solutions (Software House) modules.
Teaching and assessment
We use lectures, tutorials and group work. You can also learn on the job in our student- run software engineering and consultancy business, Genesys Solutions. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.
The unique structure of the course allowed me to spend two semesters developing my theoretical software knowledge on a fantastic placement in Genesys.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree in computer science, software engineering or a closely related subject. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Sheffield
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