Computing

This fast-paced and wide-ranging Computing degree will prepare you for a rewarding career in any number of industries.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Award Title

BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

G400

Why Study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Computing?

Explore systems architecture, programming design, coding, platform technologies, software engineering and other areas of computer science on this fast-paced and wide-ranging degree that prepares you for a rewarding career in the computing industry.

In an industry where new hardware, software and production technologies are emerging at breakneck speed, computing experts with the ability to apply creativity to existing and future problem areas are in high demand.

This practical programme focuses on software development for mobile, desktop and web platforms, with emphasis on constructing effective, efficient, robust, and maintainable solutions.

Our computing degree is designed to equip you with high-level subject-specific knowledge, as well as the practical and transferable skills you need to gain a foothold in the computing industry or proceed to further advanced study.

This programme is regularly reviewed to keep up-to-date with current professional technologies.

This course scored an incredible 97% for the quality of our Academic Support in the 2020 National Student Survey. 

Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it:

  • Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality.
  • Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with TeachingCourse and Feedback.
  • National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.

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How the Course Works

 

Learning and Assessment

You’ll spend between 12 and 16 hours per week in lectures, tutorials and computing lab-based practical activities. Lectures are used to present the key concepts, theories and techniques throughout the course.

Tutorials and lab-based activities increase your understanding of the subject and allow you to develop your competence and confidence in technological and theoretical work.

During the course, you’ll also participate in team-based activities, including a group project in year 3 where you’ll specify, plan and implement a software product.

Throughout the programme, there’s a mixture of coursework, project, class test and closed-book examinations.

Approximately 20% of assessment is by examination.

Accreditation

Entry Requirements

Please note: All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Republic of Ireland applicants, click on the UK tabs and scroll down to find your Entry Requirements.

See information about studying and applying to Abertay for International students.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher (standard entry) ABBB One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography or Physics
Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below). BBB One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics
A-Level BCC One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography or Physics
Irish Highers H2H3H3H3 One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography or Physics
International Baccalaureate 29 Points One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography or Physics at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM Creative Media Production, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, IT
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP ABB Access to Physical Sciences, Access to Engineering
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher ABB Computer Science
A-Level ABB Computer Science
BTEC Extended Diploma D*DD IT (Software Development)
HNC - Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses
Qualification Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
HND - Our Entry from College pages list approved HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications

International Baccalaureate

29 points including S5 or H4 in one of the Essential Subjects.

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.