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Degree Requirements

It is your responsibility to make sure that your course selection is correct. By the end of week 1 of semester 1 (20th September 2013) you are required to submit an initial choice of the courses you intend to take during the year. The on-line course registration is available here

 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 PT is not in Informatics, you will have to ask them to change your courses; the ITO can only act on behalf of Informatics PTs. 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.

Choosing Courses

Click here for the sortable course-list. Note that you are normally expected to take "year 3 courses" (they may be level 9 or level 10). 

There are also some course, 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. There is also the CSLP, SELP and AILP each of which carries 10 credit points. Finally, there is a 10 credit point course on Professional Issues (PI), which is compulsory for fully accredited degrees.

Degrees are specified via Degree Programme Tables. You should follow the constraints laid down by the relevant Degree Program table and ensure that there is no timetable clashes. Again, this is you responsibility. 

The course survey reports from 2012/13 can be a useful resource to help in your course selection. 

Ordinary Degrees

For 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 2013-14 College UG Regulations at  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 PT that their choices are acceptable.


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