Computing Placements: For students

The aim of the industrial placement is to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate and broaden the knowledge they have gained in their studies. The working environment allows students to apply their academic knowledge and skills to a real world situation.

Colin Dawson - TalismanBy undertaking a placement during your studies, you will make valuable links with industry and have a definite advantage when you apply for graduate jobs.  

Where are we?

The Placement Office for the Faculty of Design and Technology organises relevant opportunities for students who undertake a placement as part of the academic requirements of their course. We are located in Garthdee, in the small building next to Scott Sutherland School.

The Office is open Monday to Thursday 09.00-17.00 and Friday 09.00-16.00. You can contact us by dropping in to the Office or by email to or by phoning 01224 262344/ 262335/ 262433.

Undergraduate placement opportunities

The following course offers an optional one year placement during year 3. If you choose to undertake this placement, the total course duration will be five years.

For the following courses, there is an optional 16 week placement during the summer between years 2 and 3.

Postgraduate placement opportunities

The following courses offer an optional one year placement:

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“I undertook my placement with Shell and became involved in web development projects including building databases and internal websites. This is when I realised how passionate I was about IT.”

Katherine Prichard Computer Science BSc (Hons)

“My placement with Talisman allowed me to gained a greater level of responsibility, sense of empowerment and a clearer understanding of the need for networking, team work and communication.”

Colin Dawson Computer Science BSc (Hons)

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