Working with industry in Computing

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Our engagement with industry is a key aspect of our teaching. Our strong ties with businesses provide invaluable networking opportunities for students.

We work with businesses to review assignments, teaching, and materials, and run additional seminars to enhance the student experience.

One of our taught modules, Technology Innovation Management, provides students with an experiential learning opportunity of product management. It emphasises the importance of viewing coursework in an industrial context. All of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to take this module in their fourth year of studies.

Industry exposure

With high levels of exposure to industry, our students gain a strong skill set which is highly sought after by employers. Throughout their time here, students can expect to work with industrial representatives on a regular basis.

Students experience guest lectures from those in industry and are asked to provide software solutions to industrial problems, meeting with their customers. Local company NCR are strong supporters of our courses, regularly providing projects and supporting our very best students with awards.

Each year, our student showcases are in high attendance by industry due to the high calibre of student work.

Accredited courses

Our undergraduate courses are accredited by BCS, the chartered institute for IT, who in our last assessment noted they were  "impressed by the active links with industry and the strong evidence that it was feeding into the curriculum". Having chartered status provides students with an enhanced career prospects after graduation.

Highly employable graduates

These offer students a combination of work-based and academic learning whilst in employment with local employers.

Ensuring that our students graduate as highly employable individuals is a priority across the University of Dundee. Our continual collaboration with industry plays an integral part in preparing our students for a successful and fulfilling career in their chosen field.

Some of our current and recent collaborators include:

  • CIRCA Connect Ltd
  • IBM
  • KITE Innovation Ltd (through a KTP)
  • Liberty Art Fabrics of London
  • Microsoft
  • Mozilla
  • NCR
  • NHS
  • NHS Tayside (through a KTP)
  • Opera
  • Optos plc
  • Signpost International
  • STAR-Dundee
  • Teradata
  • V&A
  • Yahoo!
“The fact that ... Computing have taken the unique step of incorporating product management and marketing into the course is nothing short of visionary.”

Eddie Sinnott, Wolfson Microelectronics