Computer Science

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This programme is a software design and software oriented computing course which has been developed and introduced to reflect contemporary technologies and methodologies. The award introduces traditional underpinning concepts of problem-solving whilst developing these within a number of technological advancements including an increase in social media, increase in mobile technology and the increase in focus on software development.

Study will include 15 Higher National credits such as Computer Forensic Fundamentals, Developing Software: Introduction, Professionalism and Ethics in Computing, Team Working in Computing and Troubleshooting Computing Problems; Mobile Technology; SQL: Introduction; E-Commerce: Publishing Web Sites. One Computing graded unit exam is also included in the programme.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers plus Maths at National 5; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and pre-entry test.

Progression Routes

Year 2 of HND Computer Science

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Business, Accounting and Computing

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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