Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computing

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Course summary

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. Abertay’s BSc (Hons) Computing degree is within its renowned School of Design and Informatics and is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The degree is highly practical and focuses on software development for mobile, desktop and web platforms. The emphasis is very much on constructing effective, efficient, robust, and maintainable solutions. You will learn about systems architecture, programming design, coding, platform technologies, software engineering and other areas of computer science to prepare you for a rewarding career in the computing industry. Abertay is widely recognised as having been instrumental in building the city of Dundee’s place as a global hub for computing and gaming. Our rankings include: • UK University of the Year 2021 - Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020)

Course details

Modules

Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - CMP101 Computer Hardware Architecture & Operating Systems; CMP109 Computer Networking 1; CMP104 Programming with C++; CMP102 Software Design; CMP107 Development Practice. You will also be required to select one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
G400
Institution code:
A30
Campus name:
Abertay Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Maths at National 5/GCSE at grade C/4 or equivalent required - National 5 Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/bsc-computing/name,24754,en.php

Minimum Qualification Requirements

We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/computing/


English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

List of English Language Requirements

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/informationforinternationalstudents/english-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
79%
Student satisfaction
74%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The International/EU fees will be £15,500 for the following courses:- BA (Hons) Computer Arts BA (Hons) Game Design and Production BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking
Computing at Abertay University - UCAS