Computing Careers

Computer Science is a vast, growing field. At Newcastle University, our Computer Scientists have specialisms in three main areas: game engineering; software engineering; and security and resilience. A Computer Science degree can lead to opportunities in many industries including business, finance, research and engineering.

Where Could Computing Take You?

Use our interactive resource to explore the university courses and careers that studying Computer Science at A Level or equivalent could lead to. Click here to download the full resource (PPT, 60mb) or explore the text version below. 

Based in the new Urban Sciences Building with fantastic labs and facilities, our Computer Science degree equips students with the knowledge and expertise to launch their careers.

In third year, students can specialise in one of the following areas: Security and Resilience, Software Engineering, Game Engineering.

– The degree is accredited by the British Computer Society
– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

89% of Computing graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Applications Developer
– Business Analyst
– Web Developer
– Software Engineer
– Technology Analyst
– Security Consultant

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This degree covers a broad range of topics from generation, distribution and storage of electrical power to the operation of nano-electronic devices.

There are a variety of more specialist courses available such as Electronic Communications, Digital Electronics and Automation and Control.

– Shares a first year with Civil & Structural and Mechanical Engineering, meaning you can transfer courses after first year.
– The degree is accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology
– Opportunity to do a year in industry

Careers

88% of Electrical Engineering graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Design Engineer
– Development Engineer
– Electrical Engineer
– Cloud Software Operations Engineer

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This degree covers three core areas: pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. This is also an opportunity in first year to chose topics from other degrees such as music or a foreign language.

Mathematics shares a first and second year with Statistics and Maths & Stats, meaning you can transfer between the three courses throughout your degree.

– The degree is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and is Applications (IMA)
– Opportunity to do a year in industry

Careers

88% of Mathematics graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Accounts Assistant
– Actuarial Assistant
– Finance Analyst
– Data Analyst
– Auditor
– Statistical Officer
– Risk Analyst

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From sub-atomic particles to the large-scale structure of the universe, this degree opens up new worlds and new career possibilities.

Physics shares a first year with Theoretical Physics and Physics with Astrophysics, meaning you can transfer between the three courses after first year.

– The degree is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
– Opportunity to do a year in industry

Careers

96% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of sectors that Physics graduates work in are:

– Engineering
– Medical Physics
– Finance
– Nanotechnology
– Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy
– Telecommunications
– Teaching
– Research

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