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Computing - Application Software Development (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) Aberdeen, United Kingdom
This BSc Computing - Application Software Development offered at the Robert Gordon University is a two-year top-up programme leads to an Honours degree for those with a relevant HND. It will extend your skills in software and systems development, advance skills in web and mobile development, and enhance your ability to develop sophisticated applications to change tomorrow’s world.
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At the Robert Gordon University studying the BSc Computing - Application Software Development(Hons) you will face one of the major challenges facing industry and commerce today is maintaining and enhancing a competitive advantage. The merging of communication and information technologies is creating new opportunities for the development of application software that integrates mobile, tablet, PC, networking and an array of computing services into highly accessible enterprise scale systems. 

The course content covers the full range of software technologies which underpin these opportunities.

91% of graduates of this course go on to work and/or study six months after finishing the course 

Job Prospects

There is a constant industry demand for graduates who have the ability to build robust usable software applications in the global digital market. You will have the user design and security knowledge, and the proficiency in the tools and technologies needed to develop accessible, interactive solutions for your clients. In addition to these skills, you will also have learned about ethics – so you’ll have an excellent skill-set for any employer.   

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      or 2 years + 1 year placement

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering and Project Management
  • Mobile App Development
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Dynamic Web Development
  • Artificial Intelligence for Problem Solving
  • Computer Security and Cryptography

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

This course does not have a year 1 or 2 as the requirements are an HND Computing: Software Development or a similar Computing with Software Development diploma award.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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