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Computer Systems BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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UCAS CODE: I100

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Our BSc Computer Systems course is designed to give you a solid foundation in computing, together with the necessary applied skills. What’s more, it’ll give you a range of professional skills to help you communicate clearly, work independently and co-operate effectively.

The educational aim is to provide students with a blend of Computer Science and Information Systems. Students will gain expertise in management and socio-technical systems together with a theoretical foundation in, and applied skills with, Computer Science. They will also be provided with professional skills which will enable graduates to communicate clearly, work effectively and efficiently in industry and commerce.

Teaching and Learning

Lectures, Tutorials (practicals, laboratories), Coursework, (assignments, individual projects, group projects, essays, reports, presentations, log/journals, dissertation), Self-study are linked to lecture-based, resource-based and problembased teaching styles, to relate with motivational, assimilative, consolidative and evaluative phases of learning.

Approaches to teaching and learning are continually reviewed and developed with the aim of matching them to the abilities and experiences of students, with regard also for the subject area. Specific details about teaching and learning methods are provided in the appropriate module descriptors.

Assessment

The following assessment methods are used: Understanding, knowledge and subject specific skills are assessed through the range of methods reflected by written examinations, coursework assignments, software artefacts, group and individual projects, written reports and oral presentations. Diagnostic, formative, continuous and summative types of assessment aim to correlate with methods of assessment. Approaches to assessment are continually reviewed. Specific details about methods of assessment are provided in the appropriate course descriptors.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 110 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    164 69%

    21st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    53rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    67th

    3

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