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The pathway to some of the best opportunities is through the development of Computer Science-related skills

Computing skills are becoming increasingly important in a wide range of jobs, from analysis and design to a broad range of other technical and professional fields.

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Employers are looking for job seekers who have both domain expertise and Computer Science-related skills. Given this requirement, you should prepare yourself for the job market by taking a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. It is a wise career decision and supports your successful entry into a range of occupations. It also opens doors well beyond the traditional confines of the IT department.

Computer Science-related skills are versatile. Once you learn the core principles of the discipline, building additional capabilities that a particular job requires becomes easier. Equip yourself with a Double Major Degree in Computer Science and Business Information Systems to gain competitive advantage.

Polytechnic Diploma holders receive exemptions and gain direct entry to Year 2 of the Degree1. You can complete your Degree in 16 months instead of 28 months2. You can look forward to starting your careers and earning sooner, possibly even one year earlier. You also have the flexibility to plan your schedule and study at your own pace even while you are working.

Student Membership

Student Membership with Centre of Strategic Cyberspace and International Studies (CSCIS)

All students will be entitled to a waiver of membership fee of their initial application for membership with CSCIS. The CSCIS supports members in their ongoing career development and benefits include dedicated industry talks and sessions, networking opportunities, updates on cyber security-related topics.

Established in the United Kingdom and headquartered in London, the CSCIS is a bipartisan, multilateral, international non-profit organisation. It seeks to advance global cyberspace security and prosperity by providing strategic insights for cyberspace and policy solutions to decision-makers.

The CSCIS focus on cyberspace provides advancement on cyber international policy with an emphasis on defence and security, regional and transnational cyber challenges ranging from critical infrastructures, technology, cybercrime, terrorism, and research to national security, development, and economic integration. Since its inception, the CSCIS has worked to develop practical solutions for today’s cyberspace challenges.

What kinds of Computer Science-related skills are most important?
Skill Category Percentage of high-growth and
high-value CS skills3
Analysis 26%
General Programming 21%
Digital Marketing 15%
Industry Knowledge / Experience 13%
Design 13%
Big Data 6%
Computer Hardware 4%
Information Security 2%
Computer Science requirements for selected IT and Programming Professional Roles3
Sample Occupations Percentage of
Postings Requesting
CS Major
Computer Systems Engineer 41%
Mobile Software Developer 40%
Cybersecurity Engineer 37%
Software Developer 36%
Computer Support Specialist 32%
Database Administrator 27%
Top Roles in Demand

Analysis & Project

  • Business & Technology Delivery Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Senior Analyst Programme / Analyst Programmer
  • Senior Business System Analyst / Analyst
  • Senior IT Analyst / IT Analyst
  • Senior Software Analyst / Software Analyst

Application Development

  • Application Architect
  • Application Development Lead
  • Application Engineer
  • Interactive / Web Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Senior Application Developer / Application Developer
  • Senior Design Engineer

Business Development

  • IT Account Manager / Assistant Manager
  • IT Pre-sales / Sales Manager
  • Senior Consultant / Consultant

IT Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure Consultant
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • IT Security Manager
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Senior Network Engineer / Engineer
  • Senior Test Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Technical Lead
  • Technical Service Engineer


  • Chief Technology Officer
  • IT Director
  • IT Manager / Assistant Manager
  • IT Senior Manager
Computer Science & Business Information Systems Salary Guide
Computer Science & Business Information Systems Salary Guide
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