Science and technology is an interdisciplinary topic encompassing science, technology, and their interactions: Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of explanations and predictions about nature and the universe.
Department of:Computer science
Computer Science is the study of computers and computational systems. Unlike electrical and computer engineers, computer scientists deal mostly with software and software systems; this includes their theory, design, development, and application.
Principal areas of study within Computer Science include artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, security, database systems, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics and theory of computing.
Although knowing how to program is essential to the study of computer science, it is only one element of the field. Computer scientists design and analyze algorithms to solve programs and study the performance of computer hardware and software. The problems that computer scientists encounter range from the abstract-- determining what problems can be solved with computers and the complexity of the algorithms that solve them – to the tangible – designing applications that perform well on handheld devices, that are easy to use, and that uphold security measures.
Department of:Biomedical and laboratory sciences
Biomedical laboratory Science also known as Medical Laboratory Science (Laboratory Medicine) is the branch of medical science specifically concerned with the laboratory diagnosis and monitoring of disease. Only graduates from biomedical science programmes which are accredited and/or approved by the RAHPC are eligible to register as biomedical laboratory practitioners without undertaking further education.
The Council’s subject Benchmark guidelines describe the nature of study and the academic standards expected of graduates in specific module/subject areas, and in respect of particular qualifications. They provide a general picture of what graduates in a particular area might reasonably be expected to know, do and understand at the end of their programme of study