The aim of this programme is to impart the skills and understanding required to manage complex computer systems as part of the support services of an organisation. This will include selection, installation, maintenance and support of a wide range of computing technologies and an understanding of currently recommended computing technologies.
Full-time students take 4 courses each semester and must normally take courses marked with **
Semester 1 Computer Network Society Databases & Information Systems Information Systems Methodologies** Mobile Communications & Programming Purchasing Software Engineering Foundations Systems Programming and Scripting**
Semester 2 Advanced Software Engineering e-Commerce Technology Network Applications Project Management Research Methods and Project Planning** Software Simulation & Modelling
After semester 2, students continue full-time on the MSc project.
Admission requires a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or its equivalent with a strong IT component. Candidates holding less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level. Non-native English speakers must have an English level of IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent.
Recipient: Heriot-Watt University
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