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Professional Development Within Second Year Computing Degree Programmes

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This chapter describes a teaching unit within computing programmes of study at a UK university, that aims to develop a range of employability skills for undergraduate students through careers-based advice and a Live Project. The students involved are mainly from the Computing, Computer Science and Software engineering programmes of study, also a few students studying games, forensics and animation design. All are following a three-year degree programme, some taking a year placement after their second year of study. This unit of study, called Professional Development, is one of four units that the students take in their second year. Through changes made over the years, the unit can now demonstrate success in preparing students for the workplace.

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Whatley, J. (2019). Professional Development Within Second Year Computing Degree Programmes. In: Diver, A. (eds) Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26342-3_27

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