The Computing department is made up of highly motivated individuals who endeavour to ensure that your course meets the current and future needs of the computing sector.

There is an increasingly strong demand for computing professionals and job opportunities are growing each year. Perth College UHI is supporting this growth by helping students gain the right qualification, skills and expertise to succeed in this ever-changing field. Networks grow and develop and the software and hardware required to keep them going are constantly being upgraded, so to succeed in today’s job market it’s essential that you embrace the challenges within this rapidly evolving sector.

There is the opportunity to be involved in carrying out real-life projects such as creating apps and websites for clients looking for business support, allowing you to gain invaluable client focused experience useful for your future career. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre Scholarships provide financial and practical assistance to 2 successful applicants.

We work with a wide range of local and national companies to ensure our students gain real employment experience, helping enhance their career prospects. Most students will work with real clients at all levels of study. The department have been involved in a wide variety of projects which have included website developments, mobile applications development, augmented reality applications, biometric systems development, computer simulation and prototype testing for international companies.

Blog Articles

Student Spotlight - Heidi Cantarero Lopez

“Don’t be afraid to try, or apply, for any course. The lecturers always try their best to guide you and help. There’s never a perfect time to start something, but it’s never too late.” And this is exactly what International student, Heidi, did. Read her experience of returning to education, in a different country, and the progression she has managed to achieve in a short space of time.

Student Spotlight - Emma Douglas

We have a chat with one of our Computing students, who decided to return to education to begin a new career in IT.

Course Spotlight - NQ Computer Technologies (SCQF Level 5)

There is an increasingly strong demand for computing professionals and job opportunities are growing each year. Perth College UHI is supporting this growth by helping students gain the right qualification, skills and expertise to succeed in this ever-changing field. On the blog, our Computing department talk you through our NQ Computer Technologies (SCQF level 5) course.

Department Focus

If you’re thinking about a career in Computing, but want to know more about what is like to study this subject at Perth College UHI, then hear from Derek Summers (Subject Leader in Computing) and Gillian Douglas (Lecturer in Computing).

Taking control of your cybersecurity

Ian Turnbull, Personal Academic Tutor for Computing, shares his advice on how to take control of your cybersecurity.