Department of Computer Science
Industrial Year
Teaching

These pages contain information about computer science industrial (sandwich) year placements. The links on the left of the page provide information for students, employers and academic staff. This site has recently been redesigned but the old site is still available for now.

Overview

Each year many Aber computer science students take a year working in industry between their second and third years of study. There are a variety of degree schemes that include a compulsory assessed year in industry. Students on other schemes can take a non assessed sandwich year on the Year in Employment (YES) scheme; those students will not receive the same level of support from the university during the placement and obtain no module credits from it. Be aware that some of the University level documents use the term sandwich year to refer to both types of placement.

Industrial year placements are real paid jobs with the usual application process. Our students obtain jobs with a wide range of employers from very small companies right up to large international corporations, both in the UK and abroad. Although we have many employers who regularly take students we do not 'place' or 'allocate' students. Generally employers provide us with a job description, which we circulate to the students. Students then apply for jobs in which they are interested and are interviewed or subjected to other selection procedures according to the employer's usual recruitment practice.

Degree Schemes that include an industrial Year

Contact Details

If you wish to advertise a position to our students, please contact the Industrial Year Administrator (cs-iy-admin@aber.ac.uk):

Shelley Fullwood
Department of Computer Science
Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion SY23 3DB

Tel. 01970 622424

Students currently on placement will have been allocated an academic supervisor who will be an academic member of the department and should be the first port of call for queries related to a specific student. The student should be aware of who their academic supervisor is. In case of very urgent or sensitive issues or if the academic supervisor is unavailable, please contact the Industrial Year Coordinator below.

To discuss any aspect of Industrial Placements including suitability of potential placements, please contact the Industrial Year Coordinator (ais@aber.ac.uk):

Dr. Angharad Shaw
Department of Computer Science
Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion SY23 3DB

Tel. 01970 622215