Computing Degree Pathways

Why choose a Computing Degree Pathway?

By choosing to study a computing course at STC Higher Education, in partnership with NCC and the University of Wolverhampton, you can develop sound technical knowledge and skills within different areas of this dynamic domain.

Our degrees in Computer Science, Games Development as well as Cybersecurity are designed to cater for what the industry requires. Topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Advanced Development are covered within the Computer Science degree whilst Cybersecurity gives students a fundamental understanding of how to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against Cyber attacks and Cyber threats.

No matter what pathway you opt for, you will gain skills in team working, communication and business awareness; you will also use the most up-to-date software, learn from professionals and gain vital industry experience by having ample opportunity to apply your theoretical learning to practical activities.

Computer science at STC Higher Education studies how data and instructions are designed, processed and communicated by computing devices. Students reading for a computing degree at STC Higher Education examine the fundamentals of computation and investigate the various ways computer scientists can create systems and solutions for different industries and fields. By the end of the course, you will learn to apply the appropriate tools and methodologies to the design, implementation and evaluation of software systems on a variety of platforms and environments.

As part of our curriculum, developed in partnership with the Wolverhampton University, students at STC Higher Education get to engage with various fields within computer science, including game development, robotic engineering fundamentals, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data processing, digital communications, computer security and databases, internet software architecture and algorithm design and construction amongst others.

Direct contact with decision makers and executives working in the different fields of computing science has proven instrumental in the decision-making processes and career development of our students. A belief we strongly share with Wolverhampton University, ranked second in the UK for graduate employability.

By choosing to study a computing course at STC Higher Education, with partnerships with leading UK educational institutions such as NCC and the University of Wolverhampton, you can develop the technical knowledge and skills required to become programmers and network specialists. You will gain skills in team working, communication, and business awareness. Our academic staff is experienced in both lecturing with active contributions to research as well as within the industry. Make use of the most up-to-date software and learn from professionals whilst obtaining relevant industry experience.

Potential Career Paths

Medicine, manufacturing, financial services, law, engineering and construction, marketing and security are just a few of the industries wherein employment and demand of computer scientists is rising and is expected to continue to grow. Common roles include:

  • Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Tester
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Engineer

At a local, regional and global level, computer scientists enjoy a 12 to 16 percent growth rate, a much higher figure than the 5 percent projected growth rate for all occupations. Demand and growth projections are even higher for graduates who choose to specialise in cybersecurity and data mining, especially within the financial and gaming sector in Malta.