Technology, Data and Innovation

Technology, Data and Innovation

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Technology, Data and Innovation

One of the key challenges we focus on at Aberdeen is how to design, build and maintain the physical and digital infrastructure that supports our everyday world. At the heart of each of our programmes lies a passion for using creativity to design solutions to take on the challenge of transitioning to low-carbon technology, designing and building sustainable infrastructure and harnessing the benefits of machine learning and other emerging AI technologies to create a sustainable future for people and our planet.

Our programmes are designed not only to expand your knowledge but also to develop your practical skills and experience so that you achieve your career goals through industry placements as well as industry guest lectures, industry-based projects, site visits and other career and networking events.

We also seek to understand the social, legal and economic aspects of technology and the role of the built environment plays in social cohesion or our sense of community.    


  • We design our programmes to not only expand your expert knowledge but also to allow you to develop the skills and experience you need to achieve your career goals. 
  • Engineering Work Experience, for example, is a 2nd year engineering course that provides students with a work-related learning experience through employer-hosted consultancy-style projects. 
  • Computing students can also undertake a placement during your studies, which is an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand professional experience. The Aberdeen Software Factory is a student-run software house that enables students gain experience working on larger software projects for external clients.
  • In addition, we offer regular industry engagement opportunities throughout your degree programme, including guest lectures by industry experts, industry-based projects, site visits and other career and networking events.

Rankings and Accreditation

1st in Scotland and 12th in the UK for General Engineering

The Complete University Guide 2024

6th in the UK for Physics

The Guardian University Guide 2023

Top 10 Law School in the UK

Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

5th in the UK of 105 Law Schools for Overall Student Satisfaction

National Student Survey 2022

3rd in Scotland for Sociology

The Complete University Guide 2024