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Information Systems (Internet Systems), BSc (Hons), Heriot-Watt University

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BSc (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250GBP 17960

About Information Systems (Internet Systems), BSc (Hons) - at Heriot-Watt University

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.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Information Systems (Internet Systems) students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 90% are working
  • 5% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 90% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £25000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £23000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Skilled trades occupations
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£17,960

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers BBBBC
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 28 points
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDM

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BBB including Computing or Scottish Baccalaureate
  • A-Levels ABB including Computing
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points including Computing at Higher Level 6.
  • HNC in a relevant subject area with A in graded unit.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDM including sufficient Computing

Year 3

  • HND in a relevant subject area with A in group award graded unit will be considered.

Additional information

  • Those entering at Year 2 are expected to be proficient in a high-level programming language; Java is our preference.
  • To find out about the difference between the 3 and 4 year honours programmes, please watch our video to help you decide which route is best for your qualifications and experience so far.
  • We welcome applicants without a formal qualification in computing. Some prior experience in the subject is useful. We recommend Scottish Higher / A-Level Computing or equivalent, for Level 1 entry.
  • BTEC We also accept the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) at D in place of one A-Level, however it cannot replace a subject specific requirement unless relevant
  • HNC/HND Relevant HNC and HND qualifications are accepted; please contact the Admissions Tutor for further details.

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