Applied Computing BSc (Hons)
School of Science and Engineering
Discover how to apply software engineering that will enhance user experience
Dundee City Campus
With this degree, you could pursue a career in computing even if you don't have Mathematics at Higher or A-level. You'll learn how to design and develop all types of software to make computers do new things or manage tasks more efficiently.
This could include applications for mobile devices, developing websites, or programming software. This degree teaches you how to use technology to find solutions.
Some examples of student projects include:
- databases to analyse care providers
- educational games for young people
- verification tools to help interpret attacks on cyber security
You will gain an understanding of the theoretical and scientific components of computing. This includes:
- algorithms for data processing and analysis
- fundamental theory of information and computation
- software engineering principles and practices
- interactive entertainment and video games programming
As well as exploring how users interact with technology during your studies, you'll also have an opportunity to work with real users. At our dedicated User Centre, you will meet with people with varying computing capabilities. This can help you to understand how to build technology which meets people's diverse needs in fun and creative ways.
You'll also learn about software development, physical computing, and data management. You'll gain a thorough understanding of a range of programming languages including Java, C++, and C# so you become a versatile and adaptable programmer.
“Applied Computing teaches you to how to think creatively, but robustly, to find solutions for everyone.”
Melvin Abraham, Applied Computing student
This course is accredited by the BCS - the Chartered Institute for IT - for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
Mutual recognition of professional qualifications after Brexit is a priority for UK professional bodies and universities. If you plan on practising outside the UK you should check with the relevant national authority on the recognition of this qualification.
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