Computing BSc (Hons)
- A highlight will be the team project you will undertake where you will be involved in the delivery of an ICT-related product for an external client
- You will also be involved in the management, configuration and utilisation of live internet servers to provide web-based services
- You can study full time or part time to suit your personal circumstances
- You can study individual modules for personal or professional development
- Entry to year one, HNC, is 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
- 1 A level at grade D or above
- Entry to year two, HND, is an appropriate computing based HNC, such as HNC Computing, or HNC Information Technology
- Entry to year three of the degree is an HND in Computing: Software Development, Computing: Technical Support, or Information Technology
- Advanced databases
- Designing web-based applications
- Advanced multi-user operating systems
- Project (team or individual)
- Network server management
- Everyware computing
- Network and security management
- Intelligent systems
- Research managements skills
- Introduction to computer forensics
- Computer crime and forensics
- Databases: relational, objects and the web
- Theoretical computer science
- Web programming
- Mobile application development
- Intelligent systems
- Full time
- Part time (structured)
- Part time (unstructured)
- Full time: 4 years @ 40 hours per week
- Part time (structured): 8 years @ 20 hours per week
- Part time (unstructured): 8 years @ 10 hours per week
- As a web designer or website developer
- As an interactive web-based software developer and designer
- In server maintenance and management
- As a database analyst
- As a database implementation consultant
- As a web-based services consultant
- In technical support roles
What is special about this course?
If you are looking for a successful career in the fast-moving computing industry, the BSc (Hons) Computing degree is for you.
You will learn all the knowledge and skills you need to work in this sector, as well as developing key personal and intellectual qualities necessary for continued professional development.
The course provides a high quality design/development web education that has been designed to meet employers’ requirements. When you graduate, you will be well equipped to implement and manage web design and development projects from start to finish.
This computing degree also offers you the flexibility to specialise in software development or technical support, or to follow a generic degree path in computing.
All relevant HND Computing based awards will be looked at.
Year 2 - HND
Year 3 - BSc
Core modules are:
Option modules include:
Year 4 - BSc (Hons)
Core modules are:
Optional modules include:
How will I study my course?
You will study through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures in the classroom, as well as individual online study through the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE) supported by your tutors and classmates.
Where can I study my course?
How long will my course last?
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
How much will my course cost?
For students living in Scotland or the European Union, studying an undergraduate course (degree) the following fees apply for the academic year 2013-14:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) ? (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||
|Part-time (unstructured per module) ? (per 20 credit module)||
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
Rest of UK students
For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) studying this course full time, fees for academic year 2013-14:
|Year 1||CertHE||£7,740 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£7,740 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£7,740 p.a.|
*4th year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands
(students not living in the UK or European Union)
What funding can I apply for?
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Once you have successfully completed your BSc Computing course, you might like to consider careers:
Apply for this course
International applicants can apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.
Important note: course structure context is indicative only and does not represent a definitive list, in name or in nature, of modules that will be studied in this course, and may vary depending on location of study. Course structure context is subject to change at any time, without prior notice.