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Applied Computing (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
This Applied Computing (Hons) course from University of Dundee teaches you software engineering and user centred design. You’ll learn that software design can be fun and rewarding.


BSc Applied Computing (Hons) is a degree designed by University of Dundee for people who are creative, problem-solvers, good team-players and who enjoy a challenge. It is about the satisfaction of software development, not about office applications.

The course is modelled on good practice in industry, and we update it annually to safeguard its relevance to the real world. It is successful too - our students are nationally recognised for the quality of their project work.

How you will be taught

You will learn to apply good software engineering principles, whatever the language or technology or platform: Java, C++, C#, Unity, ASP.NET, SQL, NoSQL OpenGL, UNIX and many more.

We also know how important it is to be at the leading edge of computing and so you will learn from research-active staff. Leading researchers teach from your first year through to your final year. The smaller classes mean that we really get to know you, making for an informal and supportive community.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of practical coursework (20% - 60% of a module mark, typically) and end-of-semester examination.

Coursework is often very practical, e.g. writing computer programs, designing interfaces, writing reports, constructing web sites, testing software, implementing databases, analysing problems or presenting solutions to clients.


BSc (Hons) Applied Computing is accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT professionals in the UK and abroad.

The students are highly employable:

  • They develop the expertise that employers want from computing graduates - our Industrial Advisory Board includes experts from a range of industries including Amazon, Scottish Enterprise Tayside, NCR, Chevron and Microsoft.
  • Many modules contain industrial case studies or projects where you can solve problems that our industrial partners are facing at that time.
  • They can gain work placement experience for degree credit - if you want, take a work placement in the summer vacation between Level 3 and Level 4 - it gives you valuable 'real world' work experience and a good insight into working in the computing industry. Recent work placements have been with Microsoft, NHS, Avian, Yahoo!, NCR and Cohort Studios.
  • They are prepared for a wide range of good career prospects in computing - the UK faces a massive shortage of graduates qualified to fill the 120,000 new jobs in computing and IT every year.


This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Argumentation
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Web Authoring
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Creative Interactions
  • Physical Computing
  • Algorithms and AI
  • Multi-Paradigm Programming
  • Computer Systems 2A : Architecture Fundamentals and Unix
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBC (minimum) - ABBB (typical)
  • GCE A-Level: CCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) 
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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.


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