Our computing course at Edinburgh Napier will help you gain a full understanding of computing tools, techniques and practices across a wide range of application areas. Unlike computing courses elsewhere, at Edinburgh Napier you will be taught by world leading scientists in specialist facilities which contain high-speed computers with all essential software. Our course will teach you computer programming fundamentals that will propel you into employment after university.

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Key Facts



BEng (Hons) Computing

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 2 Year Degree


Pathways Available

International Stage One | International Stage Two


Start Dates

April | January | September

Degree Overview

This course will allow you to develop a critical understanding of the analysis, design, development, testing, evaluation and modification of reliable, maintainable and quality software including mobile and large scale enterprise systems.

During your studies you will develop a critical understanding of the scope of computer and network architectures from a hardware and software point of view.

In addition, you will develop a critical understanding of the gathering, storage, retrieval and analysis of information in a variety of contexts and develop a broad knowledge of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the design of effective interactive systems.

In your final year, you will develop a critical understanding of the human, social, organisational, economic, legal and technological factors which affect, and are affected by computer-based systems.

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Why Study this Degree

We are the top UK Modern university for Computer Science (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023).

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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The International Stage Two is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a Scottish University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IS2 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IS2 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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