Friday 11 April 2014 09:15
Candidates opting for computer science, technology and engineering degrees are on the rise, according to figures from UCAS.
Students applying for computer science courses increased by 13% this year, with just over 100,000 applicants.
The university applicants’ service found students applying for technology-based degree courses rose to nearly 10,000, an increase of 15% on 2013.
Engineering also saw a spike in applicants to nearly 150,000, up by 11% on last year’s figures. Furthermore, the percentage of applications for computer science, technology and engineering increased more than any other subject. Computer science as a group subject was ranked the ninth most popular, with 103,590 applications. Engineering ranked sixth, with 148,950 applicants. Technology was second from bottom, with 10,290 applicants.
Read more: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240218256/Computer-science-and-technology-studies-becoming-more-popular-says-UCAS?asrc=EM_EDA_28106820&utm_medium=EM&utm_source=EDA&utm_campaign=20140411_Computer%20science%20and%20technology%20studies%20becoming%20more%20popular,%20says%20UCAS_