Planit


Data Sciences

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Year 1
Students will study seven mandatory courses: Calculus A, Praxis, Software Development 1, Calculus B, Discrete Mathematics, Software Development 2 and Introduction to Statistical Science B, as well as one optional course

Year 2
Students will go on to study six mandatory courses: Calculus and Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics A, Data Structures and Algorithm, Database Management Systems and Probability and Statistics B, as well as one Optional course.

Year 3
Students will go on to study six mandatory courses: Statistical Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Agent, Software Engineering, Advanced Statistical Methods, Professional Development, Bayesian Inference and Computational Maths, as well as two Optional courses.

Year 4
In Stage 4, students complete an individual dissertation (30 credits) and take four mandatory taught courses. In addition, in each semester, students can choose one optional course that is aligned with their own particular interests.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including Maths plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths at B plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths and Computing Science plus Highers at ABBB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

G3DS

Course Length

3 - 4 years

Faculty

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Department

Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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