Industrial placement (optional)
Final Year (national level 6)
- Computing Project (40 credits)
Undertake advanced study, including a literature review, in order to research and develop to completion a substantial piece of work that demonstrates the range of skills you have acquired. You will also submit a dissertation that describes and evaluates the problem and solution. Past examples include an Android audio application, a Trojan detector and a network monitoring tool.
- Android Mobile Development (20 credits)
Analyse, design, develop, test and deploy native mobile applications using Java and Android Studio. You will be introduced to native programming, application build and deployment, the Android ecosystem, security and software engineering in a student led and practical manner.
- Advanced Cyber Security (20 credits)
Learn how to analyse the range of tradeoffs in balancing the security properties of confidentiality, integrity and availability. You will also learn how to select the appropriate tools and techniques to address and manage concepts of risk, threats, vulnerabilities and potential attacks. All topics in cybersecurity will be considered taking into account ethical, social and legal constructs.
- Application Design and Development for iOS (20 credits)
Analyse, design, develop, test and deploy native mobile applications using Apple technologies including Swif, XCode and the Mac environment. You will be introduced to native programming for the iOS platform, UI design and workflow, build tools, deployment and the extended iOS ecosystem. Review some of the architectural differences between iOS and Android environments.
Optional modules (choose one)
- Software Enterprise (20 credits)
Gain the knowledge and skills that will enable you to explore and exploit business opportunities for software enterprises.
- Artificial Intelligence (20 credits)
Develop your knowledge of current AI principles and your skills in this fast-moving area, which is a particular focus of Sunderland’s research.
- Students into Schools (20 credits)
Undertake a work-based placement to support computing in a school or equivalent learning environment.
Explore solutions related to complex database systems such as: enhanced data models, query optimisation, clustering, scalability, security, forensic investigation, data warehousing, data analysis tools and more.