Computing Science
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

Computing Science
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

Computing science is the study of information, computation and computational thinking. It is wide-ranging, from programming, programming languages and engineering large software systems, to the design and evaluation of human/computer interfaces, algorithms, computer and network systems, and information retrieval and storage systems.

This programme will provide you with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of computing and give you the opportunity to study a broad range of computer science topics. The programme encourages independent study habits that will stand you in good stead throughout your professional career.

Introducing the School of Computing Science

  • Our School of Computing Science at Glasgow is rated as one of the top ten schools for research in the UK, according to the last independent UK research exercise in 2008.   We are ranked 2nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2014, 4th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2014 league tables, and are in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013.
  • With 34 academic staff and 41 research staff, we host over 110 externally funded research projects with a value between £2m and £3m each year.
  • Our teaching excellence is evidenced by our high league table rankings, and our 95% overall student satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2013.
  • We have around 1000 undergraduate and postgraduate students each year.
  • Our BSc (Hons) Computing Science programme is accredited by the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering & Technology.
  • We are a major partner in the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance which promotes collaborative research in computer science across Scotland.

Introducing Singapore Institute of Technology

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s autonomous university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community.

SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. The university’s own applied degree programmes offer a unique pedagogy that integrate work and study. SIT also offers specialised degree programmes in partnership with world-class universities.

To find out more about SIT, visit: singaporetech.edu.sg


Programme structure

You will study almost the same programme in Singapore as students on campus in Glasgow in the final two years of their BSc (Hons) degree.

In the summer before year 1 you may be required to study two short courses on algorithmic fundamentals and Linux. These courses are intended to bridge gaps between the eligible diploma programmes and the collaborative programme.

Year 1

In your first year you will study:

  • Team project
  • Professional software development
  • Advanced programming
  • Algorithmics
  • Database systems
  • Interactive systems
  • Networked systems
  • Operating systems
  • Programming languages

During the vacation between years 1 and 2 you will study Professional skills & issues in Glasgow.

Year 2

In your second year you will study:

  • Individual project
  • Big Data
  • Cyber security
  • Distributed algorithms & systems
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information retrieval
  • Mobile human computer interaction
  • Multimedia systems & applications
  • Safety-critical systems development

The existing Honours programme in Computing Science is already accredited by BCS and IET, making graduates eligible for membership. Accreditation of the collaborative programme is being sought. Renewed accreditation is expected to include Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status, together with partial Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Articulated diplomas

Admission to the collaborative programme will normally be restricted to students who have completed an eligible diploma programme with a GPA of at least 3.0

PolytechnicEligible diploma programmeAdmission conditionsBridging requirements
Nanyang Business Enterprise IT Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Business Informatics Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Financial Informatics Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Engineering Informatics none Algorithmic Fundamentals
Information Security none Algorithmic Fundamentals
Information Technology none Algorithmic Fundamentals
Multimedia & Infocomm Technology none Algorithmic Fundamentals
Ngee Ann Information Technology Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Republic Business Applications Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals
Business Information Systems Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals
Information Technology none Algorithmic Fundamentals
IT Service Management Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals
Mobile Software Development none Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Singapore Infocomm Security Management Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Information Technology Information Systems or Enterprise Systems or Solutions Development options Algorithmic Fundamentals
Temasek Computer Engineering Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Game & Entertainment Technology none Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Information Technology none Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Infocommunications Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Mobile & Network Services Mobile Solutions option Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux
Mobile & Wireless Computing Data Structures & Algorithms* Algorithmic Fundamentals, Linux

* Applicants holding these diplomas must either have taken a Data Structures and Algorithms option, or successfully complete a short pre-sessional course to be accepted on the programme.

Other relevant diplomas not listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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How to apply

Applications to this programme are processed by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Please visit the SIT web site for admissions requirements or to apply online:


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