Mark Jones



2006 – Present: Aberystwyth University

Studying for an MEng Software Engineering – Expected Result: First

1st Year – Average Mark: 87%

  • Introduction to Programming: 88%
  • Databases: 91%
  • Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science: 95%
  • Software Development: 90%
  • Introduction to Hardware, Operating Systems & Unix: 95%
  • Professional & Personal Development: 61%
  • Communications & Telematics: 93%
  • Web Programming: 83%

2nd Year – Average Mark: 77%

  • The Advanced Mathematics Driving Licence: 78%
  • Database Management Systems: 83%
  • Program Design, Data Structures & Algorithms: 67%
  • Software Development Life Cycle: 63%
  • Telematic Application Design & Construction: 76%
  • User Centred Design & Human Computer Interaction: 74%
  • Computer Architecture, C & Unix Programming: 83%
  • Computer Hardware: 88%

3rd Year

  • Industrial Year Report & Employer Evaluation: 76%

4th Year – Average Mark: 72%

  • Agile Methodologies: 68%
  • Computer Vision: 71%
  • Server-Side Software: 67%
  • Space Robotics: 77%
  • Visualisation: 80%
  • Intelligent Robotics: 82%
  • Professional Issues: 69%
  • Formal Methods: 70%
  • Major Project: 67%

2004 – 2006: Stuart Bathurst Sixth Form

  • A Level Mathematics: C
  • A Level Chemistry: C
  • AVCE ICT: Merit
  • AS Level Film Studies: A
  • AS Level Citizenship: B

1999-2004: Stuart Bathurst High School

10 GCSEs grade B or above (inc. Maths, English and Science at grade A)


I have designed, implemented and been involved in many projects, including:

  • Augmented Reality application for Symbian mobile phones using Python.  The application uses GPS and magnetometer to calculate where the user is and which direction they are looking to provide relevant information for points of interest that they can see in front of them. (more information and application available at:)
  • Dynamic and static websites implemented with PHP, XHTML, Javascript (including JQuery and Prototype libraries), and numerous database management systems.
  • Complete “Missile Defence” and “Encryption” games implemented using Java and Swing.
  • Interactive web application utilising Google Maps API to create an XML file editor for locations and information regarding that location (available at: )
  • Interactive web application utilising Google Analytics that provides a simplified interface for departmental webmasters (full description and screenshots available at: )

I have command line and GUI experience with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems along with the following computer languages:

Java, Python, PHP, Ruby (including Rails framework), C, C++, (X)HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript (including libraries such as JQuery and Prototype) and some understanding of assembly language

as well as an understanding of the basic Windows & UNIX command line commands (including basic batch files and bash scripts).


  • Maths teaching assistant for GCSE students taking exams a year early
  • Teaching assistant at summer school for pupils starting that year
  • Assistant Head Boy and part of school council
  • Joint founder/editor of student newspaper for school
  • Captain of local football team for several years

Interests and Hobbies

  • Self-taught guitar player for 5-7 years
  • Volunteer with AberRag, a student run organisation for raising money for charity
  • Interested in a range of sports, both participating and following
  • Enjoy reading both non-fiction and fiction, particularly science fiction
  • Enjoy a variety of films, music and computer games

References available upon request.

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