The Department of Computing Science was founded in 1972 and currently has 25 academic staff located in the Meston Building, King’s College, Old Aberdeen.
The Department is a thriving centre of teaching and research, particularly in areas related to Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Information Management. We are part of an internationally respected academic community with a long tradition for innovation and excellence.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 70% of Computing Science research at Aberdeen was assessed to be world leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour (20% at 4* and 50% at 3*), with 100% of our research being internationally recognised.
Our degrees develop an ability to understand new and complex computer systems and to communicate this to others. Our graduates can choose from a variety of employment opportunities in industry, commerce or research. Some of the organisations which employ our recent computing graduates include: Amazon, IBM, BP, Conoco, Hewlett Packard, EDS, Logica CMG, SAIC, British Telecom, QinetiQ, Microsoft, Prudential, the Health Service, and Local Councils. Employment prospects for our graduates are excellent. A starting salary of £26,000 is common for computing graduates, but the figure can be considerably higher (GTI Graduate Trends Survey, 2007). Furthermore, the entrepreneurial spirit of some of our graduates has led them to establishing successful companies.