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Archive for January, 2014

New University Campus on SA1 Waterfront

Exciting prospects ahead for Swansea’s School of Applied Computing as plans to create a vibrant new multi-million pound university campus in Swansea are underway following an agreement by the Welsh Government to sell six substantial development plots on SA1 Swansea Waterfront to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

The newly merged institution has considered a number of options to consolidate its estate in Swansea and require a new, purpose built central campus within the city. With its close proximity to the city centre the SA1 development has been identified by UWTSD as the ideal location to develop a new campus providing modern education and research facilities and recreational opportunities for students.

The University is also keen to work closely with businesses and develop links with the private sector through a range of initiatives from applied research through to incubation units and spin off business enterprises.

Professor Medwin Hughes, UWTSD Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are grateful to the Welsh Government for its support in enabling the University to realise its vision for a new city university campus, bringing together and celebrating the excellent work that has been developed over the years by our Swansea Metropolitan campuses. This prime waterfront location in the heart of the city will transform the educational experience for staff and students. It will enable UWTSD Swansea to provide a vibrant city experience, connecting academia with innovation, enterprise, businesses and the community.

The student experience is central to our plans. We will develop a range of innovation hubs in different disciplines bringing together the expertise and creativity of our staff. That is the University’s commitment to transform education and by doing so, making a positive contribution to the Swansea Bay City region.

For more information please click-here.

Watch this Space: Exciting New Courses

The Team at the School of Applied Computing have been busy updating all existing courses and writing a lot of exciting new ones*. The School’s undergraduate portfolio is being greatly extended with 7 new courses:

  • Applied Computing
  • *Business Computing
  • Business Information Technology
  • *Cloud Computing
  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Computer Games Development
  • *Computer Graphics & Visualisation
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Systems & Electronics
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • *GIS & Environmental Conservation
  • *Mobile Computing & Application Development
  • *Robotics & Intelligent Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Development
  • *Wireless Communication Systems

WATCH THIS SPACE ;-). For more information please click-here.

* Subject to validation.

Spring : Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Course

If you are interested in obtaining certifications in Computer Networks, our spring Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching course is starts on February 5th, 2014 and ends on November 6th, 2014.

There are no pre-requisites and anyone can enrol. The classes are to be held in room MH505 known as the Cisco Lab located in the main building in Mount Pleasant Campus. The course is 30 weeks in duration and is presented on Wednesdays and Thursdays 17:30 – 20:30.

Our school has been a Cisco Regional Networking Academy since 1991, where students can gain high level experience in the design and implementation of very advanced computer networks.

If you are interested, please e-mail the Cisco Academy at :ciscoacademy@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk

Further information about this course is available from UWTSD’s website: please click-here.


Q. How is the course structured?
We offer the latest version of the course (CCNA v5.0). Detailed structure can be found in attachment.

Q. What jobs will I qualify for?
Please click here: http://www.technojobs.co.uk/info/candidate-guides/ccna-salary.phtml

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