Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Creative Software Systems

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the theory, skills and techniques required to design and realise advanced software systems; especially with real-time interactive graphics used in computer games; edutainment applications; virtual and augmented reality and animations.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree or its equivalent in a numerate, science or technology discipline with some object oriented software engineering content. Candidates holding less than a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level. Non-native English speakers must have an English level of IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: 3-Dimensional modelling and animation; advanced interaction design; computer graphics; research methods and project planning; virtual environments; MSc project; choose 3 optional modules: artificial intelligence and intelligent agents; biologically inspired computation; computer games programming; software engineering in C++; software engineering foundations; software simulation and modelling; systems programming and scripting.

Sponsorship information

School of Mathematical and Computer Science scholarships available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,120 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,880 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,980 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,690 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,390 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,180 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,690 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 5,880 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,980 per Academic year (EU fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 16,120 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 4514152