BSc Information Systems and Diploma in Industrial Training

This programme is available in Edinburgh

Programme Director Jenny Coady

Programme Code: F2IT-ISD

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If you want to start your career with a year’s work experience in hand, then you should consider this programme. It combines the rigorous studies of the BSc (Hons) Information Systems with a year of work placement in Year 4. Good performance means 12 months experience of working in an organisation in the computing sector. The Diploma in Industrial Training is gained through successful completion of the work placement. The work placement helps you to develop specific work-related skills, giving you the opportunity to apply and build upon the theory you’ve learned. This course aims to give a well-integrated balance of theoretical underpinnings and practical experience, strongly informed by the research expertise of our academic staff.


Year 1

Year Co-ordinator:
Dr Robert Stewart (Edinburgh)

Dr Rob Stewart
Semester 1Semester 2
F27SA Software Development 1C18TP Enterprise: Concepts and Issues
F27ID Introduction to Interaction DesignF27TS Technology in Society
F27PX PraxisF27CS Introduction to Computer Systems
+ 1 Elective CourseF27WD Web Design and Databases

Year 2

Year Co-ordinator:
Dr Phil Bartie (Edinburgh)

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

Year 3

Year Co-ordinator:
Dr Sasa Radomirovic (Edinburgh)

Sasa Radomirovic
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 Co-ordinator:
Professor Albert Burger (Edinburgh)

Albert Burger
Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F28IA Industrial Training Placement AF28IB Industrial Training Placement B

Year 5

Year Co-ordinator:
Professor Albert Burger (Edinburgh)

Albert Burger
Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F20PA Project: Research Methods &
Requirements Engineering
F20PB Project: Design & Implementation
F20PC Project: Testing & Presentation
(Optional – Choose 3)Optional (Choose 2)
F20IF Information System Methodologies F20AD Advanced Interaction Design
F20IM IT Master Class F20DE Digital & Knowledge Economy
F20SF Software Engineering Foundations F20EC E-Commerce Technology
C10CW The Contemporary Workforce C10DM Digital Marketing
C10RS Retail Marketing C10SM Marketing & Management in SMEs