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BSc with Honours in Computing – 2023 entry

Duration of programme: Standard 4 years (where students join the programme in year 1)

Award on successful completion: Bachelor of Science with Honours

Accreditation: BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT

Location of delivery: Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee

Composition of the programme: 120 SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits (60 ECTS) in each academic year, delivered in modules of 20 credits each, with 3 modules taken in term 1, and 3 in term 2 each year. In each of Year 1 and Year 2 one twenty credit comprises a series of microcredentials. A 40 credit independent project is included in the final year.

Contact hours and workload: Each academic year typically requires 1200 hours of student effort; on average across the 4 years of this programme, 29% of that time is in lectures, seminars and similar activities; the remainder is independent study.

Assessment methods: Throughout the programme there is a mixture of coursework, project, class test and closed-book examinations; each module being assessed by the most appropriate assessment mode for the topic being studied.

Academic staff: This programme is delivered by staff in the Division of Cyber Security and the Division of Games Technology and Mathematics in the School of Design and Informatics. Staff profiles can be viewed at https://www.abertay.ac.uk/staff-search

Core modules in the programme:

  • Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Programming with C++
  • Software Design
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 1
  • Application Design
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 2
  • Software Engineering Practice
  • Professional Project Planning & Prototyping
  • Professional Project Development and Delivery
  • Honours Project

Other modules that may be offered, but are subject to change over time:

  • Computer Networking 1
  • Development Practice
  • Secure Web Development
  • Designing for the User
  • Web Services Development
  • Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • Enterprise Systems Engineering and Big Data
  • Advanced topics in Computing
  • IOT and cloud Services

Developments in the discipline: Programming languages, APIs, development tools and hardware used will change over time to reflect current industry practice.

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