Focus On: Computing

Find out all you need to know about studying Computing Technologies and Interactive Computing at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Computing at NESCol.

Careers

A fast-paced, continuously changing and evolving industry.

Courses

Learn from a team with experience in both technical and creative roles.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

Computing is one of the most rapidly growing and changing industries in the world. As new technologies continue to emerge across the globe, more and more new roles are created for computing experts.

There’s something on offer for everyone, regardless of what area of computing you aspire to work in: from design and development to coding and cyber security. And there is a demand for these skills in almost every sector.

The computing industry is full of people who think outside of the box; innovators and inventors. A course in computing can open the door to a whole world of opportunities.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Computing at NESCol.

Dawn Maree Wilson has just completed her Introduction to Computing with Cyber Security and is looking forward to progressing to an NC Computing with Digital Media.

Since gaining his HND in Computing from NESCol, Dale has gone on to gain a BSc(Hons) in Network Management and Design from RGU, worked for BT, taught at NESCol, and now runs his own company, Aberdeen Cyber Security.

Careers

Join a fast-paced environment, which is continuously changing and evolving to meet the demands of the growing computing industry.

74,800

Digital technologies jobs in Scotland. Expected to rise 3% by 2029.

Computing Technologies

Computing Technologies courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Forensics Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Technology Consultancy
  • Data Management

Interactive Computing

Interactive Computing courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Web Developer
  • App Developer
  • Digital Designer
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Content Editor
  • Digital Content Editor
  • Computer Programmer
  • Game Designer
  • Software Tester
  • Animator
Statistics Source: Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2019

Courses

Our courses help develop your character and skillsets, expanding your creativity, communication and problem-solving abilities as well as your technical skills.
You will learn from a team of lecturers with a diverse range of experience in both technical and creative roles, and receive opportunities to work with clients in a professional setting, giving you a taste of industry experience. Some students are even employed by the College to run our IT HelpZone.

Study full-time

Study Computing full-time. Applications are open now!

Study in Aberdeen

Study Computing full-time in Aberdeen. Applications are open now!

Study in Fraserburgh

Study Computing full-time in Fraserburgh. Applications are open now!

Explore Computing

Want to study Computing but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Talk to the Team

On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in computing. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!