It is your responsibility to make sure that your course selection is correct. By the beginning of week 1 of semester 1 you are required to submit an initial choice of the courses you intend to take during the year. If you change any choice, it is your responsibility to notify the ITO. Course changes for semester 1 can be made until the end of week 2. In mid January, your choices will become final, and will be used by Registry to timetable your exams. (You will be reminded near the time.) Note that if your Director of Studies is not in Informatics, you will have to ask them to change your courses; the ITO can only act on behalf of Informatics DoS's. The choice of courses is stored on EUCLID, which you can access through the MyEd Edinburgh Student Portal.
Some timetable clashes for combined honours students are unavoidable, thereby restricting choice somewhat: note that the University will not permit students to take courses that clash in the timetable.
Although the regulations permit some flexibility, there may be cases where a student has a good reason to want to take a curriculum outwith the regulations (for example, a single honours student wishing to take a 20 point outside course). In this case, permission should be sought from the Director of Teaching. Such permission will not necessarily be granted, and is formally at the discretion of the Head of College. A special case mentioned in the regulations is a third-year student wishing to take one course at Level 10, for example as preparation for a fourth-year project in a particular area. This also requires permission from Head of Teaching.
There are also three major projects, combinations of which are compulsory for most degrees. The System Design Project (SDP) is a group project; it is a double weight course, carrying 20 credit points. The CS/SE Large Project (LP) is a single course, carrying 10 credit points. The AI Large Practical (AILP) is a single course, carrying 10 credit points.
Finally, there is a 10 credit point course on Professional Issues (PI), which is compulsory for fully accredited degrees.
Ordinary DegreesFor every Honours degree (Single or Combined, but not `with'), there is a corresponding `Ordinary Degree in a Designated Discipline'. This degree is a B.Sc. even if the Honours degree is a B.Eng.
The rules for Ordinary Degrees are complex. In general, ordinary degree students follow the same curriculum in third year as the corresponding honours degree. The 2011/12 College UG Regulations at http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/11-12/regulations/cse_undergrad.php require 360 credits, which must be as for Honours in the DPT, but without elevated hurdles and allowing resits.
Ordinary degree students who do not intend to follow the Honours curriculum should check with their Director of Studies that their choices are acceptable.
Note that the School of Informatics requires that students must do at least one major practical. In addition, students for the ordinary degree in Computer Science and/or Artificial Intelligence must do Professional Issues.
|Degree Regulations & Programmes of Study||Programme specific degree requirements and options.
|Course Registration||Online registration of course choices by the end of Week 1.
|Teaching Timetables||Informatics course timetabling information, including venues and semester dates.
|Taught Course Information||General information relating to Informatics courses and processes.
||Advice on the submission of coursework, plagiarism and late submissions.
|Assessment & Progression||Summary of the UG3 Board of Examiners process, and progression to UG4.
|Academic Appeals||Important University information on the academic appeals process.
|Assessment Regulations||University minimum requirements and standards for students and staff.