The course

UCAS code
G560
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Our BSc Information Systems Honours degree focuses on making sure that computer systems really are useable. There is a strong focus here on system design and evaluation techniques, especially for interactive systems, complemented by the management skills needed to plan and organise the large scale information resources that drive modern organisations.

If students wish, they can specialise in later years and graduate with a named degree in Interaction Design (G590), Internet Systems (G501) or Management (GN52).

 

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Science Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Level 1 combines databases, an introduction to computer systems, programming, investigations of emerging technology and technology in society, and management.

Year 2

You will cover topics in understanding of organisations, project management, interaction design, databases and human factors. You will also cover software design - both high-level architectural issues as well as algorithms and data structures.

Year 3

You will cover courses such as socio-technical systems, knowledge management, critical thinking and management of organisations, which lead to a group project. 

Year 4

You will take advanced topics as well as a major individual project in level 4.

More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.

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