BSc Information Systems (Interaction Design)

The BSc Information Systems (Interaction Design) Programme is available in Edinburgh.

Programme Director Jenny Coady

Programme Code: F2IR-IND

For further information about course choices consult:


Year 1

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

Semester 1Semester 2
F27SA Software Development 1C17EC Enterprise and its Business Environment
F27ID Introduction to Interaction DesignF27TS Technology in Society
F27PX PraxisF27CS Introduction to Computer Systems
+ 1 Elective CourseF27WD Web Design and Databases

Year 2

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

Semester 1Semester 2
F28ED User-Centred Experimental DesignF28SD Software Design
C18FM Fundamentals of MarketingF28DM Database Management
C17EB Management in a Global ContextF28CD Creative Design Project
C19PT Project ManagementC18OP Operations Management

Year 3

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

Semester 1Semester 2
F29SO Software EngineeringF29PD Professional Development
F29KM Knowledge ManagementF29SS Sociotechnical & Soft Systems Methodologies
F29CT Critical ThinkingC18OB Organisational Behaviour
C18HM Human Resource ManagementC19MC Marketing Communications

Year 4

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

To graduate with the degree BSc Information Systems (Interaction Design) candidates must take Advanced Interaction Design (F20AD) 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 a degree specialism.

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F20PA Project: Research Methods & Requirements EngineeringF20PB Project: Design & Implementation
F20PC Project: Testing & Implementation
F20AD Advanced Interaction Design
(Optional – Choose 3) Optional (Choose 1)
F20CL Computing in the Classroom F20BD Big Data Management
F20IF Information System Methodologies F20DE Digital & Knowledge Economy
F20IM IT Master ClassF20EC E-Commerce Technology
F20SF Software Engineering Foundations C10DM Digital Marketing
C10RS Retail Marketing C10SM Marketing & Management in SMEs
C10CW The Contemporary Workforce