6 skills you'll develop studying a computing degree

6 skills you'll develop studying a computing degree

As the computing industry continues to evolve, graduates in this field can expect to benefit from rewarding salaries and opportunities to work globally. To succeed in this exciting sector, you’ll need to be armed with the right mix of technical knowledge - and the University of Essex Online can help you achieve just that.

In this blog post, we share 6 skills you’ll develop studying for a computing degree.

1. Problem solving

In computing roles, you’ll face daily challenges that require you to think creatively, solve problems, and present effective solutions.

2. Attention to detail

Develop the ability to write code, investigate problems, and perform data analysis – all of which require a high level of precision that can be used across a range of roles.

3. Time management

Time management is an essential skill to excel in the workplace. You’ll learn how to successfully manage your courseload and balance complex priorities.

4. Analytical thinking

We teach you a range of systems to help unpack issues and get to the core of the problem. Develop a methodical approach to tasks and take this forward in your career.

5. Team-working

Our computing courses mirror real-life industry environments, helping refine your interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues.

6. Creativity

With a computing course, you’ll equip yourself with a useful professional toolkit. Take a creative approach to challenges and champion the need for improvement.

University of Essex Online computing courses

The University of Essex Online offers computing degrees at postgraduate level delivered 100% online, part-time. Courses include MSc Artificial IntelligenceMSc Enterprise IT ManagementMSc Computer Science, MSc Data Science and MSc Cyber Security. These qualifications are also available as shorter PG Cert and PG Dip courses or as a stepping-stone towards the full Masters degree.

Perhaps you’re looking to enhance your continuing professional development instead. Our online professional courses provide you with a qualification in as little as 13 weeks. From Understanding Artificial Intelligence, to Launching into Cyber Security and The Data Professional, there are courses to suit a range of interests.

Why choose the University of Essex Online?

  • certification from the University of Essex, a top 40 UK university (CUG 2025) 
  • alumni network of over 5,000 online graduates
  • active international student community across 140 countries 
  • 21-day money-back guarantee if it’s not for you 

Discover our online computing degrees, fees and entry requirements and launch your computing career today. Download the prospectus here.

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