Spotlight: Aston University

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This month’s featured programme is the Tech Industry Gold accredited degree  BSc Hons Computer Science with Business, offered by Aston University, and ranked 4th out of 107 institutions for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2018).

Through this degree, Aston University graduates gain a sound understanding of the principles and practical applications of computing. The majority of Tech Industry Gold graduates at Aston, find stimulating and rewarding positions in computing related activities, or within a wide range of careers for which a university degree is a prerequisite.

“Year-on-year, Tech Industry Gold accredited degrees offer students access to a network of major employers in the digital industry, offering internships and graduate employment.  The student events offer an ideal opportunity for students to engage and enter competitions.  Students from Aston are renowned for having both strong employability and tech skills, leaving university to pursue great careers in the tech and digital industry,” says Dr A.J Beaumont, ITMB Course Director.

See below for a list of companies and roles some recent graduates are now enjoying:

  • Cap Gemini – Graduate Programmer
  • Coca-Cola – Network Analyst
  • EDS – Graduate Trainee
  • Ford – Systems Analyst
  • Goldman Sachs & Co – Programmer
  • Hewlett Packard – Graduate IT Trainee
  • HSBC – Systems Analysts
  • IBM UK – Software Engineer
  • Integra-Net UK – Software Engineer
  • KPMG – New Media Programmer
  • Logica CMG – IT Consultant
  • Microsoft – Software Developer
  • Nortel Networks – Software Developer
  • Oxford University – Programmer
  • Oxford University – PhD in Computer Science
  • Point 4 Consulting Ltd – Internet Applications Developer
  • Toyota – Graduate Trainee
  • Unisys – Consultant

The Tech Industry Gold accredited degree offers an optional year placement which can be taken either in the UK or abroad. The student experience is excellent as 92% of students are satisfied with the degree overall.

As well as following the industry-approved curriculum, students at Aston University embrace the many opportunities Tech Industry Gold programmes offer for them to engage with employers and showcase their capabilities – as featured in the examples below:

Tech Industry Gold students impress Telefonica
Tech Industry Gold students, Mary Obembe and Kukku George, impressed Telefónica UK and were offered the opportunity to work shadow the CIO for one day. We caught up with Mary and Kukku to find out more about their work shadowing day experience and why they chose to study a Tech Industry Gold accredited degree at Aston University.
Read their story
South Events 2019 - winners Tech Industry Gold South Event
Representatives from thirty companies devoted the day to inspiring, informing and helping Tech Industry Gold students at the student/employer event in London on 13th March 2019. Mary and Kukku share their experience of the event.
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Find out more about the Tech Industry Gold accredited degree (ITMB) at Aston