Why Choose Us?



Computing at the University of Dundee has an international reputation for producing award-winning students who excel and succeed in their various contributions to both academic research and industry. Consistently rated as one of the top departments in the UK for student experience, Computing fosters a special environment in which students thrive, collaborate and apply computing across many disciplines worldwide.

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We have an agile and creative response to market needs for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, underpinned by its research strengths. This allows it to maintain a coherent research-led teaching portfolio that is focused on important fast-moving and growing market segments within the field. As an example, the recent MSc Business Intelligence course is completely unique in the UK, and has shown to be recruiting beyond targets, and attracting significant industrial support.

Recent Student Awards and Accolades

  • Students from Computing have featured as prize-winners in the ScotSoft Young Software Engineer of the Year awards over the last twelve years, including first prize in 2004 and 2008, and the Amor Group Prize for Software Engineering in 2010.
  • Our students have achieved recognition at some of the most prestigious and competitive international conferences, including prizes for best student paper, best student poster, and winner of the Student Research Competition at the highly-rated ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2008. Student research has featured in print publications such as the "New Scientist" magazine.
  • Graduates attract praise and recognition from major industry players such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google and NCR, and regularly feature amongst nominations for industry sponsored competitions and events. Several of these collaborations are formed through the semester; for one of their assignments, students are graded and tutored by programmers from Yahoo! London.
  • Computing at the University of Dundee has shaped the talents of many young entrepreneurs including the Bafta Award winning mobile games development company "Dynamo Games", formed by three School of Computing graduates.
  • Winner of the British Science Association 'Perspectives' competition in 2009, highlighting societal and ethical benefits which innovative research brings to people and communities worldwide.

  • Award of a placement at the EU IPCity 2009 summer school in Vienna, a world-renowned workshop for aspiring young designers.
  • Winner of the University of Dundee's Wimberley Award 2008, given to the student who has made the most distinguished contribution to University life.
  • Student finalist at the International NFC Forum in Monaco, 2008.
  • Award of a funded place on the prestigious and highly competitive workshop on Planetary Landers, Austria, 2008.

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