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Heriot Watt University

University Mission Statement

To create and transfer knowledge, to enable students and staff to fulfil their potential and to enrich all the communities with which we engage.

About the Faculty of Computing (Edinburgh Campus)

Very few aspects of our lives remain unaffected by computers. Innovation continues to extend both the quantity and quality of the contributions they make to society.

As our reliance on information systems broadens and deepens it becomes ever more important to improve their applicability, dependability, intelligence and usability. Our 30+ academics, supported by a similar number of research staff, conduct world leading and internationally recognised research across the spectrum of computer science.

This enables us to adopt a research-led approach to our teaching which ensures that our students are fully prepared to generate the next wave of innovations when they graduate.

The Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University is based in the Edinburgh Campus, which is set in 380 acres of parkland, offering a unique environment for studying and socialising. It's perfect for unwinding and excellent for activities: we have some of the best purpose-built sports facilities in the region.

The Department is also represented in our Dubai campus where one each of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is delivered. 

IT related courses at Heriot Watt University


G400 Computer Science BSc
G700 Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) BSc
G440 Computer Science (Games Programming) BSc
G600 Computer Science (Software Engineering) BSc
G560 Information Systems BSc
G590 Information Systems (Interaction Design) BSc
G501 Information Systems (Internet Systems) BSc
GN52 Information Systems (Management) BSc
G601 Software Engineering MEng


Advanced Internet Applications , MSc Diploma
Artificial Intelligence, MSc Diploma
Computational Biology, MSc Diploma
Computer Services Management, MSc Diploma
Computing, MSc Diploma
Creative Software Systems, MSc Diploma
Information Technology (Business), MSc Diploma
Information Technology (Graduate Diploma), Diploma
Information Technology (Software Systems), MSc Diploma
Software Engineering, MSc Diploma