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Computing

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics Entry into Year 2 with ABB to include Computer Science and one from Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Engineering

HNC (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 2 with one of the following:- Computing Computing & Systems Development to include Object Oriented Programming Entry into Year 1 with one of the following:- Creative Media Production Graphic Design Interactive Media

HND (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 3 with one of the following:- Computing plus Advanced Programming or Application Development Computing (Applications Development) plus Advanced Programming or Application Development Computing (Data Analytics) plus Advanced Programming or Application Development Computing (Intelligent Systems) plus Advanced Programming or Application Development Computing (Network Engineering) plus Advanced Programming or Application Development Computing (Software Engineering) plus Advanced Programming or Application Development Entry into Year 2 with Computing & Systems Development to include Object Oriented Programming

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, Analysis & Approaches at S5 or H4

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Creative Media Production Electrical/Electronic Engineering Engineering IT Entry into Year 2 with D*DD IT (Software Development)

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Entry into Year 2 to include Computer Science and one from Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Design & Manufacture, Graphic Design, Engineering Science

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 2 with an HNC in one of the following:- Computer Games Development - Graded Unit A Computing - Graded Unit A plus H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations Cyber Security - Graded Unit A plus J0HD Scripting for Security (recommended to have additional programming) Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Computer Networking - Graded Unit A Information Technology - Graded Unit A Interactive Media - Graded Unit A

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 3 with an HND in one of the following:- Computer Games Development - Graded Unit A plus H171 Software Development: Object Orientated Programme OR F86A Games Development: Object Orientated Programme Computer Science - Graded Unit A plus H171 Software Development: Object Orientated Programme Computing: Software Development - Graded Unit A Entry into Year 2 with an HND in one of the following:- Computing: Networking - Graded Unit A plus H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations Computing: Technical Support - Graded Unit A plus H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations Information Technology - Graded Unit A plus DH34 Software DevelopmentL Event Driven Programme and H172 System Development: Object Orientation Analysis & Des Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Computer Networking & Internet Technology - Graded Unit A Interactive Media - Graded Unit A

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics - Graphic Communication is NOT a Technical subject

UCAS Tariff

104-152

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Applied computing

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)

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

School of Design and Informatics

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Applied computing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in computing

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Information technology technicians

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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