University of dundee applied computing

By | 19th May 2017

University of dundee applied computing

Applied Computing BSc (Hons)

We strongly believe two things: software should satisfy the needs of the people who will be using it the process of software development is rewarding and fun.

We strongly believe two things:

  • software should satisfy the needs of the people who will be using it
  • the process of software development is rewarding and fun.

Because we hold these values, our Applied Computing degree is rather special. We focus on software engineering and user centred design rather than mathematics. As a result, our students are successful, employable, employed and proud of what they do.

 

“Knowledge is great, but applying it is better!”

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing is a degree for people who are creative, problem-solvers, good team-players and who enjoy a challenge. It is about the satisfaction of software development, not about office applications.

Our course is modelled on good practice in industry, and we update it annually to safeguard its relevance to the real world. It is successful too – our students are nationally recognised for the quality of their project work.

You will have 24-hour access to our award winning Queen Mother Building. It has an unusual mixture of lab space and breakout areas, with a range of conventional and special equipment for you to use. You can use your own laptop, if you wish to; wireless access is available throughout the building.

University of dundee applied computing

Professional accreditation

  • This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional, fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer, partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer (on behalf of the Engineering Council) and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist (on behalf of the Science Council).

Students can use a range of equipment such as servers, Macs, Arduino systems and programming kit for games consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation.

Our graduates have been:

  • 10 times prize-winners in the Scottish ‘Young Software Engineer of the Year’ Awards run by the industry body Scotland IS
  • short listed in Computing magazine’s ‘Best Student Project of the Year’ award, and a winner in 2008
  • twice finalists in the ‘Best IT Student’ in the UK-wide Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year competition

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2017
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBC (minimum) – ABBB (typical) at Higher including two science subjects (computing science is recommended), plus mathematics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C).
Please see Notes below for a list of suitable science subjects.
BB at Advanced Higher including two science subjects, plus BB at Higher in different subjects, plus mathematics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) and completion of the University’s Java Online module.
GCE A-Level CCC (minimum) – BBB (typical) including two science subjects (computing science is recommended), plus GCSE mathematics at C.
Please see Notes below for a list of suitable science subjects.
ABB including two science subjects, plus GCSE mathematics at C and completion of the University’s Java Online module.
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) ABBB at Higher Level including two science subjects (computing science is recommended), plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4.
Please see Notes below for a list of suitable science subjects.
Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include two science subjects (computing science is recommended), plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4.
Please see Notes below for a list of suitable science subjects.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
34 points at Higher Level grades 6, 6, 5 to include two science subjects, plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4 and completion of the University’s Java Online module.
Graduate Entry

University of dundee applied computing

BTEC A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM A relevant HND with Merits in appropriate Science modules
A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDD, plus completion of the University’s Java Online module.
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with grade B in the Graded Unit A relevant HNC with grade A in the Graded Unit and 120 SCQF credits or a relevant HND with grades BB in the Graded Units and completion of the University’s Java Online module.
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher in 2 Sciences or Mathematics and a Science Pass with BB at Advanced Higher in 2 Sciences or Mathematics and a Science and completion of the University’s Java Online module.
SWAP Access Relevant science subject with ABB grades to include Mathematics at SCQF Level 6 Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Levels in 2 Sciences/Mathematics and a Science at BB Grade B with ASL-A Levels in 2 Sciences/Mathematics and a Science at AB and completion of the University’s Java Online module.
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A-Levels in 2 Sciences/Mathematics and a Science at BB Pass with A-Levels in 2 Sciences/Mathematics and a Science at AB and completion of the University’s Java Online module.
European Baccalaureate 70% overall with 7 in 2 Sciences/Mathematics and a Science 75% overall with 7.5 in 2 Sciences/Mathematics and a Science, plus completion of the University’s Java Online module.
Other Qualifications

University of dundee applied computing

Notes Suitable science subjects include: information technology, mathematics, chemistry, biology, human biology, physics, psychology or computing science.