During Semesters 1-3, students from all three of our computing-related degrees (Computing Science, Software Engineering and Business Computing) take the same core modules in Computing Science, plus two other subjects. Core topics include: Computational Thinking; Programming Using Java; Social and Professional Issues; and Data Structures, Objects and Algorithms. In Semester 1, Software Engineering students must also take a Mathematics module.
Semesters 4-8 cover compulsory core modules - including Computer Systems and Software Engineering - plus optional modules, including: Computer Security and Forensics; Artificial Intelligence; Web Services; Telecommunications; and Games Development. In Semesters 4-8, the course is made up of both core compulsory modules and optional advanced modules, giving you a chance to explore your particular interests.
You’ll undertake an independent project in your final year, which involves the design and development of a major piece of software from initial requirements to final delivery.
Our students also enjoy access to an active Computer Club that organises a number of activities and projects for those interested in Computing Science and Software Engineering.
2023 entry requirements:
4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) or AABB (two sittings).
For entry to the three year Honours degree, you need 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Computing Science. You should have experience of Java or other programming languages.