• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Explore systems architecture, programming design, coding, platform technologies, software engineering and other areas of computer science on this fast-paced and wide-ranging degree that prepares you for a rewarding career in the computing industry.

In an industry where new hardware, software and production technologies are emerging at breakneck speed, computing experts with the ability to apply creativity to existing and future problem areas are in high demand.

This practical programme focuses on software development for mobile, desktop and web platforms, with emphasis on constructing effective, efficient, robust, and maintainable solutions.

Our Computing (Hons) degree at Abertay University is designed to equip you with high-level subject-specific knowledge, as well as the practical and transferable skills you need to gain a foothold in the computing industry or proceed to further advanced study.

This programme is regularly reviewed to keep up-to-date with current professional technologies.


There's a constant demand for graduates who can show proven ability to design, build and support software systems and develop computer applications that are effective, efficient and contribute to organisational success. 

Graduates from this course have gone on to work for a wide range of organisations in industry, government, entertainment and educational sectors. Our graduates have found work in large multinationals, including 

  • Hewlett-Packard 
  • Logica 
  • NCR 
  • Nokia 

...as well as smaller, local companies such as MTC and Brightsolid. 


Accredited by BCS.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating Systems 
  • Software Design 
  • Computer Networking
  • Development Practice 
  • Programming with C++ 
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

                                    English Language Requirements

                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                      Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

                                    Academic Requirements

                                    All applicants must have a pass Maths in any of the following - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International

                                      13800 GBP/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                    • EU/EEA

                                      1820 GBP/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                    English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                                    Living costs for Dundee

                                    • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                                      Living Costs

                                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                    • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                                    • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                                    • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

                                    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.