Computing Science, BScUniversity of Aberdeen
Computing Science, BSc
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Are you a computer whizz who enjoys digital information? Do you try to understand how computer systems work? Have you tried different computer languages to invent your own interface? Do you want to get into Big Data, the Internet of Things and smart technologies? This programme will provide you with a solid foundation in a subject area which is in high demand, giving you skills in programme languages; data management; different systems; games; robotics, and problem-solving.
Helping doctors to treat a newborn baby, analysing the huge volume of data from the human genome, tracking jet engines in flight and ensuring that maintenance is planned accordingly, and making online shopping easier and more secure - these are just some of the challenges that computer scientists rise to every day by using their technical analysis, design and programming skills that they learn at university to create better and more intelligent tools.
The highly relevant curriculum, along with strong industry links, ensures that computing programme graduates have an advantage in a competitive market place. The British Computer Society (BCS) recognises our single Honours degrees for professional membership without additional examinations. The employment record of our graduates is excellent with the vast majority entering occupations of their choice within three months of graduation, in sectors as diverse as banking, pharmaceuticals and computer game development.
With us you will learn a range of key computing skills and components, including, data management, artificial intelligence, computer programming, human-computer interaction, operating systems and web application development, to name a few.
English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59
Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:
Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.
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- Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen
- Computer Architecture
- Object - Oriented Programming
- Programming for Sciences and Engineering
- Modelling and Problem Solving for Computing
Plus, select a further 60 credit points from courses of choice.
- Mathematics for Computing Science
- Human - Computer Interaction
- Modern Programming Languages
- Algorithmic Problem Solving
- Introduction to Data Management for Data Science
Select 45 credit points from courses of choice.
- Software Engineering and Professional Practice
- Knowledge - Based Systems
- Distributed Systems and Security
- Enterprise Computing and Business
- Operating Systems
- Principles of Software Engineering
- Languages and Computability
Select 30 credit points from courses of choice.
- Research Methods
- Computational Intelligence
- Single Honours Computing Project
Select a further 15 credit points from courses of choice.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- RUK: £9,250
- EU / International Students: £20,700
- Home Students: £1,820
- Graduate Programmer
- Graduate Support Engineer
- Release Engineer
- Research Assistant
- Software Developer
- Technical Consultant
About this institute
University of Aberdeen
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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