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MSc Information Technology (Software Systems)

Course Description

As mobile technology, intelligent agents, distributed applications and multimedia become ubiquitous, there is a growing demand for skilled people able to design and engineer systems with these technologies. This programme offers students the opportunity to understand the principles and acquire the skills to develop the advanced software that underpin these technologies.

The programme is flexibly designed to offer a good range of challenging courses suitable for good graduates from a wide spectrum of first degrees from those in IT to those with little academic computing content.It is primarily suitable for Science, Engineering, Maths and Computer Science graduates

Full-time students take 4 courses each semester and must normally take courses marked with an **

Semester 1
3D Modelling & Animation
Computer Network Security
Databases & Information Systems
Mobile Communications & Programming
Software Engineering Foundations
Systems Programming & Scripting

Semester 2
Advanced Software Engineering
Computer Games Programming
e-Commerce Technology
Network Applications**
Research Methods & Project Planning**
Software Simulation & Modelling

After semester 2 students continue full-time on their MSc project.

Visit the MSc Information Technology (Software Systems) page on the Heriot-Watt University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students must have a second class honours degree, or better, in Information Technology, Science, Engineering, or a degree subject with a significant Mathematics and Computing content. Candidates holding a little 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 should have an English level of IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent.

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