Are you excited by the power of computers and information technology? Do you think you might want to get into Software, Big Data, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, or Cyber Security? Our programmes will provide you with deep knowledge and powerful abilities in a subject in very high demand, giving you skills in programming, data management, software engineering, systems, security, AI and creative computational problem-solving.
Computing at Aberdeen encompasses both the theory as well as the practice of computing with special emphasis given to Distributed Information Systems and Knowledge Technologies.
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.
Computing at Aberdeen has strong links with industry organisations who support our teaching through guest lectures and seminars and prizes (including for example Amazon, CGI and ScotlandIS). Students can also spend a year on placement during their studies, which is an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand professional experience of working in industry.
The British Computer Society (BCS) recognises our Single Honours degrees for professional membership without additional examinations.
BSc Computer Science or MA Computing?
Both the BSc Computer Science and MA Computing contain the same core computing courses. BSc Computing Science students have the option to take further science-related courses as part of their degree while MA Computing students have the option to take other arts-based courses.
Computing Science with Industrial Placement, MSci (5 year degree)
This degree offers you the opportunity to undertake a year's placement in an industrial, commercial or research environment and graduate after five years with an MSci (an undergraduate Masters degree) instead of a BSc. Find out more.