Computing for Internet and Multimedia BSc (Hons)

1. Overview

There will be no intake for this course for 2014-15

One of the major challenges facing industry and commerce today is maintaining and enhancing a competitive advantage.

There is a constant industry demand for graduates who have the ability to build robust usable software systems, develop new business-compatible computer applications that use multimedia effectively, and who can create websites that are inspirational, motivational and contribute to a company's success. Current business trends continue to emphasise the internet as the preferred platform for developing and hosting information systems, conducting eCommerce and maintaining a 24/7 customer interface.

The course delivers a subject content that will equip you to design and develop the optimum internet-based business solutions that organisations demand. You will develop skills to enable you to contribute to, and lead, software project teams. You will gain expertise in developing interactive systems which take into account the requirements of an organisation and end users. These systems will incorporate databases, computer graphics, multimedia and secure internet technologies that have usable front-end interfaces.

2. What you will study

Year 1

  • Collaborative and Professional Skills in Computing
  • Problem Solving and Modelling in Computing
  • Software Design and Development
  • Computing Information Systems

Year 2

  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Professional Development in Computing
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Interface Design
  • Dynamic Web Programming
  • Business Systems Modelling and Development
  • Introduction to Data Networks
  • Placement (Optional)

Year 3

  • Professional Development in Computing*
  • Systems Development
  • Introduction to Database Systems*
  • Internet Based Programming*
  • Object Oriented Programming*
  • Multimedia Component Design**
  • Web Application Development**
  • Project Management in a Computing Environment
  • Programming in C#**
  • Interactive Multimedia*
  • Database Systems
  • Elective 1**

* Modules for Advanced Entry Students Only
** Modules for Continuing Students Only

Year 4

  • Developing Intranet Systems
  • Audio and Video Production
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Honours Individual Project Part 1
  • Elective 1
  • Information Strategy Planning
  • Honours Individual Project Part 2
  • Elective 2

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BBCC/BBB (or equivalent) and 2 further passes (normally to include Maths and English) at Standard Grade.

GCE A Level: BB/CCC (or equivalent e.g. AC) and 3 further passes (normally to include Maths and English) at GCSE. See also Entry to Year 2 with GCE A Levels.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: B2B2C1C1/B2B2B2 (or equivalent) and 2 further passes (normally to include Maths and English) at Ordinary Level.

IB Diploma: 26, including a pass in Standard Level Maths.

Alternative Qualifications: Equivalent qualifications, e.g. SQA, BTEC, S/NVQs, overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience are welcomed.

Advanced Entry: The School of Computing and Digital Media welcomes applications from students with relevant HN qualifications or similar diplomas for consideration for advanced entry to selected courses. Applicants who have successfully completed two Advanced Highers (or equivalent), including Computing, and another numerate subject, may be eligible for entry into year 2 of some of our courses. Overseas applicants with appropriate diplomas/advanced diplomas are also welcome to apply for advanced entry to selected courses.

Entry to Year 2 with GCE A Levels

 Applicants who are currently studying GCE A Levels, or who have previously successfully completed this qualification, may be eligible for entry to Year 2 of one of the Computing courses offered by the School of Computing Science and Digital Media provided certain conditions are met. The School is able to offer entry to Year 2 of the BSc(Hons) Computing for Internet and Multimedia (UCAS G401) to any applicant who meets all the following conditions:

  1.  GCE A Levels at AB/BBC/ACC, to include Computing and Mathematics.
  2.  Three further passes at GCSE to include English
  3.  The applicant must attend and pass a 2-week Access Course in Java Programming run by the School of Computing Science and Digital Media prior to the start of the main academic session in September. 

Applicants who wish more information about these options should contact the Admissions Tutor for the School of Computing (Mrs S Hodgson) on 01224 - 262784 or by email at

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

English language requirements

4. Placements and accreditations


An optional 16-week paid placement during the summer between years 2 and 3 provides an opportunity to sample working life, be it in commerce or industry. Students who have gained supervised work experience as part of their course have a definite advantage in the jobs market when it comes to applying for graduate positions.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society. Upon successful graduation you can apply for membership of the Society, providing valuable additional professional recognition.


5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:


6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students


  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students


  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students


  • £11,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students


  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students


  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,950 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,700 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. Prospects

You could find employment as a web developer in a variety of areas that require multimedia design skills. Relevant areas include: information systems using interactive multimedia; internet technologies; and database and eCommerce systems development.

Our graduates have progressed into a variety of roles including: Web Designer/Developer, Software Development Consultant, Business Intelligence Specialist, eBusiness Adviser.

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BSc (Hons)
Course length
4 years
Mode of Attendance
Academic school
School of Computing Science and Digital Media
Accredited By
British Computer Society

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781