TAKE THE NEXT STEP INTO TECH AT UNI OR COLLEGE

There are many courses at universities and colleges across Scotland that will help you excel in the digital world. These will challenge you creatively and technically to prepare you for success in the industry.

In this section we've grouped together common course types and provided some search tips. You can use these on My World of Work's Course Choices page to explore what's available. For more help and advice on choosing uni and college courses, visit the College & University page.

 


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

AI is the study of how computation can produce intelligent behaviour, whether that is in a robot, a mobile phone, an internet search engine, or a computer game.

Search for artificial intelligence and robotics.


BUSINESS SYSTEMS

In essence, this is a complex way of designing, monitoring and evaluating the information architecture of organisations. The first company to introduce a business system was IBM back in 1981. Things have changed massively since.

Search for computing science, data science and systems developer.


COMPUTER SCIENCE AND IT

Software engineers are at the heart of the digital world. They design, develop, test and maintain the systems that make computers and other devices containing software work. They are the architects of the digital landscape.

Search for computing, information systems and technical support.


CYBER SECURITY AND DIGITAL FORENSICS

Cyber crime is on the increase. So tackling it is more vital than ever. Forensic computer analysts investigate computer-based crime through a combination of digital knowledge and interpretation skills.

Search for cyber security, digital security and ethical hacking.


DIGITAL MEDIA

Multimedia developers create multimedia or interactive content, using text, sound, graphics, video and animation, for a wide variety of products used to educate, entertain or assist its users. Alternative job titles include multimedia programmer and interactive media developer.

Search for audio visual technology, digital media and graphic design.


GAMES DEVELOPMENT

Multimedia developers create multimedia or interactive content, using text, sound, graphics, video and animation, for a wide variety of products used to educate, entertain or assist its users. Alternative job titles include multimedia programmer and interactive media developer.

Search for animation, game design and programming.


HEALTH AND HUMAN INTERACTION

This is an upcoming discipline that involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health problems and challenges faced by patients.

Search for biosciences, applied computing.


WEB & MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

One of the first and best-known digital careers. A web developer combines design and computing skills to build and maintain websites for individuals and large organisations. You wouldn’t be reading this without them.

Search for web development, digital design and web design.


SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Software engineers develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other device.

Search for big data, computer science and software engineering.