Information Systems with Industrial Placement

In Aberdeen

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  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Aberdeen (Scotland)

  • Duration

    5 Years


Study provides a breadth of coverage which encompasses both the theory as well as the practice of Information Systems. Students are given the opportunity to develop their transferable skills and abilities as independent learners.




Aberdeen (Aberdeen City)
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Elphinstone Road, Meston Building, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3UE


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To take into account

First year entry Scottish Highers BBBB or Advanced Highers CCC or A levels CCC, including good performance in at least two Mathematics/Science/Technology subjects. Advanced entry Advanced Highers BBB or A levels BBB, including Computing and Mathematics.

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Course programme

Programme Structure & Content

First Year
First year students focus on the foundations of Computing Science, including: how to design and implement programs (using Java and a web scripting language); a few relevant mathematical concepts, and some of the grand challenges of Computing Science. They also study two other subjects.

Second Year
In the second year, students are introduced to core topics in Modern Information Systems, with courses in E-Society, Data Management, Human Computer Interaction, and Advanced Web Application Development.

Third Year
The third year includes a year-long Software Engineering Project. Working in teams, students develop a major information system, from an initial analysis to the final delivery. The project emphasises inter-personal teamwork skills as strongly as technical topics. Taught courses cover: Adaptive Interactive Systems, Enterprise Computing and Security, Languages and Computability and E-Business Strategies.

Fourth Year (Honours)
The fourth year also involves a substantial project, but this time students work individually on a specific topic of interest to them; most projects are industry or research-related. Taught courses include: Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and Visualisation, and Semantic Web-Engineering.

The Industrial Placement is taken between third and fourth year or after fourth year.

Teaching & Assessment

All courses are supported by Web-based material, usually including full course notes. Lectures in the first two years commonly include live computer demonstrations. Assessment is by a mixture of course work and examination.

Additional information

Career opportunities: The employment record of our graduates is excellent, the vast majority entering occupations of their choice within 3 months of graduation. Our graduates have taken up posts in sectors as diverse as banking, pharmaceuticals, and computer game development. Recent employers include IBM, Amazon, BP, Conoco, Hewlett Packard, EDS, LogicaCMG, SAIC, Scottish Hydro Electric, Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, British Telecom, QinetiQ, and the Health Service.

Information Systems with Industrial Placement

Price on request