Computer Science at Aston

Computer Science at Aston

Aston University

"The course was very enjoyable; it gave a useful insight into university life."

This course at Aston University is designed to expose students to a range of challenging and exciting topics with real-world applications.  It will introduce the principles by which systems for control, decision making and entertainment are designed, developed and improved, and will give students a hands-on opportunity to develop software as a team.

What’s it all about?

Students will stay onsite and get a real impression of what life is like at a small, friendly campus University.  Experienced undergraduate and postgraduate students will assist with labs and offer more subject-specific insights as well as pass on their experience and advice of higher education.

What will I be doing?

You will be working as part of a team to design and develop an online game.  At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to pitch your project to a Dragon’s Den panel of academics and parents.  During the course you will utilise the skills of the team and also be given guidance and exposure to a range of topics such as:

• User Interface Design 
• Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 
• Web Development 
• Computer Graphics 
• How computers can work with uncertain information

Would this course suit me?

If you are considering a future in the Information Technology, Communication, AI or Games sectors and want to explore your degree choices then this course is for you.  It will also offer you the chance to see what careers are available if computers are your passion.

Course code: 
Course dates: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00 to Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 14:30
(3 nights residential). Please note these are provisional dates only which will be confirmed in due course.