There are many exciting and interesting areas you can access with a computing degree. We’ve chosen five that you may not be aware you can have as a career path
and more to technology, a feature in everyday and business life. The usual roles people would expect to go down on completion of this is a software engineer or maybe game and app development.
However, there are many different industries you can work in with a computing degree so we decided to compile a list of some of these WIT graduates have gone into and are currently working in so you can see all the interesting areas of this discipline.
Formula 1 Racing
BSc in Applied Computing (Automotive and Automation Systems): This specialist area takes a look into the way in which motor vehicles are made, controlled and developed. Many students that take on this discipline would be looking at working in the motor industry in the future.
What you may not know is that this also includes formula one racing. WIT has had past graduates work in this field with formula one teams. They have worked on the control system development for some of the biggest names such as Haas F1, Red Bull Racing and the Ferrari F1 team while travelling the world.
All students that do any of the computing courses at WIT have the opportunity to become an entrepreneur. Many graduates go out into the workforce as a graduate engineer and gain experience of what it takes to start up your own business.
The BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development course includes a business stream that has a specific modules on entrepreneurship to help students if that is their goal.
If a graduate of any of these degrees has an idea that they believe to be successful they will have the key hardware and software skills that they gained at WIT to help them to create their dream. There are also boot camps which WIT runs annually to help with this also.
BSc in Applied Computing (Computer Forensics and Security): This area of computing takes a look into the security side of computing and how important it is for major businesses to do their business virtually on things such as email, the web and Zoom to name a few. Therefore these areas need to be protected.
An interesting role that these companies require because of this is what is known as an ‘ethical hacker’ or a ‘white hat hacker’. This is someone who works with these major companies to try and penetrate a computer system, network or application on behalf of its owners. This is to help these companies find flaws in their systems.
BSc in Applied Computing (Internet of Things): Through this discipline you can work in many different areas and will be able to perform at a high level in the general software industry. You will have the skills to put software solutions into the physical world.
One interesting area you can actually do this is in the medical industry. Some of the graduates from this course have gone onto work for some major multinational companies. They have been able to put their names to patents and develop new technologies to benefit their work.
Film and entertainment
BSc in Multimedia Applications Development: Most people that look to take on this discipline are probably looking at the areas of graphic design and web/app development.
One sector that may skip over your head when looking at this course is the opportunities there are in the entertainment sector. By studying this discipline there is a wide variety of areas within this industry you can enter such as animation and film, creative content and production management all through this discipline.
For more information about the computing courses or any course at WIT you can go to the WIT website and if you cannot find the information you are looking for pop us a question or you can email any of the course leaders whose information is available on the course page.
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Common Entry)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Automotive & Automation Systems)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Computer Forensics & Security)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Games Development)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Internet of Things)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Media Development)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Creative Computing
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Forensics and Security