BSc Computer Systems

The BSc Computer Systems Programme is available in Edinburgh, Dubai and through Approved Learning Partners.

Smitha S Kumar

Programme Director: Smitha Kumar (Dubai)

Programme Code: F2CC-CSE

For further information about course choices consult:


Year 1

Year 1 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Robert Stewart (Edinburgh)

Year 1 Year Co-ordinator: Adrian Turcanu (Dubai)

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F27SA Software Development 1F27SB Software Development 2
F27ID Introduction to Interaction Design F27CS Introduction to Computer Systems
F27PX Praxis F27WD Web Design and Databases
(Optional – Choose 1) (Optional – Choose 1)
F17LP Logic and Proof F17SC Discrete Mathematics (Edinburgh & Dubai Only)
Elective Course (Edinburgh Only) F27TS Technology in Society (Edinburgh only)
C17EC Enterprise and its Business Environment (Dubai only)

Year 2

Year 2 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Phil Bartie (Edinburgh)

Year 2 Year Co-ordinator: Ryad Soobany (Dubai)

Year 2 Transition Year 2019-20

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F28ED User-Centred Experimental DesignF28SD Software Design
F28WP Web ProgrammingF28DM Database Management
F28DA Data Structures & Algorithms (Optional – Choose 2)
F28PL Programming Languages F28HS Hardware-Software Interface
C17EC Enterprise and its Business Environment (Dubai only)
F28CD Creative Design Project (Edinburgh & ALP Only)
C18OP Operations Management (Edinburgh Only)

Year 2 structure from 2020-21

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F28ED User-Centred Experimental DesignF28SD Software Design
F28WP Web ProgrammingF28DM Database Management
F28PL Programming Languages F28DA Data Structures & Algorithms
F28SG Software Development 3 (Optional – Choose 1)
F28HS Hardware-Software Interface
F28CD Creative Design Project (Edinburgh & ALP Only)
C18OP Operations Management (Edinburgh Only)

Year 3

Year 3 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Frank Broz (Edinburgh)

Year 3 Year Co-ordinator: Abrar Ullah (Dubai)

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F29SO Software EngineeringF29PD Professional Development
F29DC Data Communications & NetworkingF29OC Operating Systems & Concurrency
F29AI Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent AgentsF29LP Language Processors
F29KM Knowledge ManagementF29SS Sociotechnical & Soft Systems Methodologies

Year 4

Year 4 Year Co-ordinator:Prof. Fairouz Kamareddine (Edinburgh)

Year 4 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Hani Ragab Hassen (Dubai)

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F20PA Project: Research Methods & Requirements EngineeringF20PB Project: Design & Implementation
(Optional – Choose 3) F20PC Project: Testing & Implementation
F20CL Computing in the Classroom (Edinburgh Only)Optional (Choose 2)
F20CN Computer Network Security F20AD Advanced Interaction Design
F20GA 3D Graphics & Animation F20BD Big Data Management
F20IF Information System Methodologies F20DE Digital & Knowledge Economy
F20RS Rigorous Methods for Software Engineering F20DV Data Visualisation & Analytics
F20SA Statistical Modelling & Analysis F20EC E-Commerce Technology
F20SC Industrial Programming F20GP Computer Games Programming