Does a computing degree prepare you for work in the industry?

Thomas, Joel Giji (2016) Does a computing degree prepare you for work in the industry? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study attempts to understand and build on prior work by conducting secondary and primary research where the focus was to understand whether a computing degree does provide the right support and development for graduates in order to gain employment.
    From this research, the suitable recommendations were given from the author's view in order to better prepare and develop university students to be industry-ready by the time they are about to graduate from university. During this project, there were some difficulties that were experienced to find further information from other universities and to interview employee:s who are currently working in the industry about graduate employment.
    However, this study brings about the knowledge that a graduate with or without industrial experience does have the ability to gain employment. Although, graduates with industrial experience is preferred due to the industry's view of less training required and to be able to work straight away. Additionally, this study identifies a number of skills that may be the focus area for universities in order to support current and future students prior to their graduation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 14:50
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 14:50
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21435

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