BSc Computer Systems

Smitha Kumar

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

Programme Director: Smitha Kumar (Dubai)
Deputy Director: Stefano Padilla (Edinburgh)

Programme Code: F2CC-CSE

For further information about course choices consult:


Year 1

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Dr Robert Stewart (Edinburgh)
Dr Adrian Turcanu (Dubai)

Adrian Turcanu
Dr Rob Stewart

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 2

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Dr Phil Bartie (Edinburgh)
Dr Ryad Soobany (Dubai)

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

Year 3

Year Co-ordinator(s):

Dr Sasa Radomirovic (Edinburgh)

To be confirmed (Dubai)

Sasa Radomirovic
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 Co-ordinator(s):
Professor Albert Burger (Edinburgh)
Dr Hani Ragab Hassen (Dubai)

Hani Ragab Hassen
Albert Burger
Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F20PA Project: Research Methods & Requirements EngineeringF20PB Project: Design & Implementation
F20PC Project: Testing & Implementation
(Optional – Choose 3)Optional (Choose 2)
F20CN Computer Network SecurityF20AD Advanced Interaction Design
F20GA 3D Graphics & AnimationF20AN Advanced Network Security
F20IF Information System MethodologiesF20BD Big Data Management
F20RS Rigorous Methods for Software EngineeringF20DE Digital & Knowledge Economy
F20SA Statistical Modelling & AnalysisF20DV Data Visualisation & Analytics
F20SC Industrial ProgrammingF20EC E-Commerce Technology
F20FO Digital Forensics (Dubai only)
F20GP Computer Games Programming