University students can now launch their own app while studying on a unique new course.
Buckingham University’s Computing and Software Entrepreneurship course will see undergraduates set up their own software business.
They will be able to make their own software for a smartphone app, wearable device or any type of computer.
It is the first course of its kind in the UK and is designed to give students a taste of the business world during their two-year computer science studies.
Modules include human-computer interaction, the internet, multimedia systems and information security but programme director Dr Harin Sellahewa is excited to see students launch their own businesses.
He said: “We want our graduates to be able to start a software business or work in a dynamic organisation and not solely design software.
“The course is designed to give students a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t, what could potentially go wrong and how to overcome such issues when launching a software business.”
Computer science graduates are the top earning graduates from today’s universities.
Oxford computer science graduates were earning £43,895 just six months after graduating - according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
The unique programme will prepare graduates for careers in IT and students will be mentored by technology entrepreneurs.
They will then be set up to advance their careers in research either at Buckingham University with postgraduate course, at other UK universities or even universities abroad.
The course is offered by the Applied Computing Department in collaboration with the university’s Business School which runs a Business Enterprise course The Computing and Software Entrepreneurship programme is now recruiting students for its January and September 2015 entries.
Mature students are welcome to apply.
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