BSc Computer Systems (Computer Games Programming)

The BSc Computer Systems (Computer Games Programming) Programme is available in Edinburgh and Dubai

Smitha S Kumar

Programme Director: Smitha Kumar (Dubai)

Programme Code: F2C2-CGP

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 DesignF27CS Introduction to Computer Systems
F27PX PraxisF27WD Web Design and Databases
(Optional – Choose 1) (Optional – Choose 1)
F17LP Logic and ProofF17SC Discrete Mathematics (Edinburgh & Dubai Only)
Elective Course (Edinburgh Only)F27TS Technology in Society (Edinburgh only)
C17EC Enterprise and its Business Environment (Dubai only)

Year 2han

Year 2 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Tessa Berg (Edinburgh)

Year 2 Year Co-ordinator: Smitha Kumar (Dubai)

Year 2 structure 2019-20 transition year

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 LanguagesF28HS Hardware-Software Interface
F17SC Discrete Mathematics (Edinburgh & 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: Talal Shaikh (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)

To graduate with the degree BSc Computer Systems (Computer Games Programming) candidates must take the mandatory courses F20GA 3D Graphics & Animation and F20GP Computer Games Programming and do at least one of F20SC Industrial Programming or F20AD Advanced Interaction Design and do an approved dissertation topic suitable for this specialism.

You should inform the Year 4 Director of Studies, at the start of the honours/4th year, if you want to exit with this degree specialism.

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F20PA Project: Research Methods & Requirements EngineeringF20PB Project: Design & Implementation
F20GA 3D Graphics & AnimationF20PC Project: Testing & Implementation
F20GP Computer Games Programming
(Optional – Choose 2) Optional (Choose 1)
F20CL Computing in the Classroom (Edinburgh Only) F20AD Advanced Interaction Design
F20CN Computer Network SecurityF20BD 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