Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Computer Science (Data Science)
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KCIC (First 2 years)
Year 1 – 120 Credits – Level 4
Year 2 – 120 Credits – Level 5
Heriot-Watt University (Final 2 years)
Year 3 – 120 Credits – Edinburgh, UK / Kuala Lumpur / Dubai
Year 4 – 120 credits – B.Sc Data Science at Heriot Watt University
British Computing Society (BCS)
Institute of Science and Technology (IST)
CCNA | Azure Fundamentals
CompTIA Security + | RESILIA Foundation
Post Study Work in the UK
– Graduate Visa Route (Post-Study Work Visa for 2 years)*
– Leading to Tier 2 Visa
* Graduate Route Visa is only applicable for students graduating from the Edinburgh Campus, UK
After UTS, we also provide two year work visa.
King’s Cornerstone, Best International College partners with Heriot Watt to present an across-the-world academic experience, an opportunity to be a part of the world’s most happening student communities, and a world-class degree. B.Sc in Data Science degree is a 2+2 year study with Kings Cornerstone International College and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. This qualification is aligned with NEP2020 for progressive awards, when learners successfully complete Certificate, Diploma and Bachelors within 4 years.
Learners begin with concepts for Becoming a leading Data Science specialists of Tomorrow, from their Year 1 with industry networking, training, and further progressing to corporate topics and internships with global companies of the corporate world. This Bachelors is a packaged degree, between KCIC and Heriot Watt University, aimed at developing critical thinking, strategic management for budding Data Specialists to harbour an edge in the world in the international market.
This program has multiple awards, from world’s leading testing & assessment company Pearson, Heriot Watt University & a multitude of choices from vendor certificates or training programs.
What you will study
Employers value the skills and knowledge that our students bring to the workplace, and many organisations/institutions recognise our qualifications. The validation of working with industry experts is key to structuring B.Sc programmes to meet industry standards. This ensures our students graduate with necessary expertise and employability skills that are interoperable with the business world and industry, while providing the flexibility to land straight into an on-demand occupation. Kings Cornerstone will deliver core engineering subjects within the first two years, then transfer abroad to pursue their remaining two-year period with Heriot Watt University. While hosting an active academic community, students are encouraged to participate in Clubs and Societies, with numerous events running around the year. With business hubs around the locale, Heriot Watt’s campuses are a landmark of industry engagement, and a great base for student stalwarts to make a positive social impact. Courses taught in the first two years of this study are available under Syllabus.
Your syllabus, outlines all the essential information of this course, including topics you will study and related reading materials. This will help you understand how you will be graded, understand assignments, and stay organised.Download
Industry Focused Program
On completion of the undergraduate degree, there are many options to pursue a master degree qualification. Heriot Watt will grant you a maximum recognition of prior learning for the master degree based on completed undergraduate studies.
The course will enable you to embark on, or further enhance your professional career in the area of Data Science by providing you with knowledge and skills in areas of Deep learning, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data, Automatic Computing, Biologically Inspired Computation, Knowledge Engineering and Data Analytics in the context of Data Science as well as the experience using the state-of-the-art tools.
For years, institutions have valued the skills and knowledge of application-based learning that students of Pearson-based curriculum bring to the world of work. Endorsements were received from well-known companies like BTIIC, CHIC, and other similar innovation centres. Employability skills and competencies for student career success is the key focus for this qualification by delivering learning that is rooted in the real world and to developing work-ready graduates with the professional skills and behaviours that represent a professional attitude.
With Heriot Watt’s involvement in leading Business communities like British Computing Society (BCS) and Institute of Science and Technology (IST), student members can access webinars, professional courses and interactions with several major companies and NGOs. Core competencies are developed on programme in a balanced framework of cognitive (knowledge), affective (behaviours) and psychomotor (practical) learning outcomes to encourage a more vocational and practical approach to learning. Final year projects are designed to include direct involvement of global companies, providing a haven of access and insight into well-known Computing societies.
Unlike other programs, these study abroad courses offers multiple awards, membership from Industry and professional bodies. Graduates from the course will be well placed to progress into a career across a range of industrial settings in these sectors. This course is recognised and lauded by British Computing Society (BCS) and Institute of Science and Technology (IST)
Heriot Watt University has been placed:
– 5th in Scotland, UK
– 34th in the world of QS Top 50, under 50.
Teaching includes learning from tutoring, case study, webinars, guest speakers from Industry, peer to peer discussion, presentation, role play, assignments (variety of forms including practical and written. Learners will be assessed based on their coursework (Harvard Systems) instead of an exam.
Course is aligned with the internship/apprenticeship framework from year two, learners must collaborate with industry to align with occupational standards to improve KSB’s (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour). Industry is at the heart of KCIC & Heriot Watt’s qualifications. Co-designed with industry, students and education experts, KCIC & Heriot Watt’s B.Sc provides real-world experience as well as academic knowledge. Data Science has applications in almost every industry sector including, but not limited to, Health, Financial Technology, Stock Market, Media, Energy, Civic Society and Public Policy. Graduates from the course will be well placed to progress into a career across a range of industrial settings in these sectors.
Throughout qualification development and validation, working with industry experts helps to structure our qualifications to meet industry standards. This ensures that students leave with the required expertise and employability skills as identified by business and industry, and with the flexibility to go straight into employment or to continue to a degree.
Sample Heriot Watt University Degree
B.Sc will be awarded upon completion of the 2+2 year period at Edinburgh campus. This degree is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and Institute of Science and Technology (IST). Using this qualification you may apply for the following visa options.
– Graduate Visa Route (Post-Study Work Visa for 2 years)
– Leading to Tier 2 Visa
– Progressing to ‘Indefinite Leave to Return’
* Graduate Route Visa is only applicable for students graduating from the Edinburgh Campus, UK
BTEC HN Award
This is a university packaged program with Pearson HN Award. Learners will complete 240 credits awarded during the first two years, prior transferring to Heriot Watt to complete the remaining modules. The Pearson qualification integrates industry accreditations through British Computing Society (BCS) and Institute of Science and Technology (IST).
Using this certificate learners may apply for part-time work while studying. In most countries, students are eligible to work up to 20 hrs/per week while studying and full time during semester breaks.
Industry Projects and Case Studies
Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries.
- 16+ Real world Case study
- Practical & Assignment based assessments
- Work integrated learning with Industry partners
- First two years of the program is designed and developed Pearson, UK
- Get mentored by Industry professionals
Case Study – Infosys
E.ON began its ServiceNow led digital transformation journey by first setting up a single consolidated platform as an internal tool for service management and then integrating all the other supplier tools into it. Infosys helped E.ON transition to the ServiceNow cloud based platform to modernize IT service management across the enterprise. Infosys powered the implementation with its Enterprise Service Management Café that helped standardize and reduce the overall duration of the implementation significantly.
The KCIC Advantage
University Packaged | Credit Transfer Programs
- 65% overall
Preferred Subjects : Mathematics, Information Technology and/or Computer Science are suggested, but NOT compulsory for application.
Candidate must have completed 10+2 with the above mentioned overall along with any of the following subjects:
Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject / Physics / Accounting / Business Studies / Informatics Practices / Agriculture / Engineering Graphics / Psychology / Economics / Fashion Studies / Any Language
as major subjects in regular stream from any education board within India – CBSE, ISC, Matriculation, NIOS, Any State Board or with International Boards – Cambridge AS & A Levels or IB Diploma/Certificate.
- Clear the KCAT – King’s Cornerstone Aptitude Test
The KCAT is our premier standardized test and is required by students seeking admission into our Undergraduate courses*. The test is an online-based proctored exam that assess your skills in common topics encountered during your senior year (Grade 11 & 12) of school.
*Exemptions are available for students who have cleared the SAT exam. However, this is on a case-by-case basis. To assess your eligibility for exemption, Apply Now immediately!
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What's Included in the Fees
- Study/aquire 240 HWU credit points KCIC
- Pearson BTEC L5 award (Data Science- 240 credits)
- British Computing Society Membership
- Year 3 transfer paperwork & Assistance
- Visa & housing support
- Bank loan guidance & assistance
- Exam fess
- eBooks & Studio charges
- Portal access to LMS
- Software access
Very content with my learning at KCIC, learning two years of my international program here has reduced the cost of study abroad by 60%, and I am excited about my international career.
KCIC offers a different learning environment, unconventional educational methods, with opportunities combined with industrial visits, workshops, and other things, to compete at international level.
I was studying Aeronautical in a traditional college, hearing Cornerstone I shifted from Bangalore and joined here. The foundation year started with direct aerospace units, unlike other colleges.
Frequently Asked Questions
RMIT universities ranks top in employability. RMIT ranks 87th in the world for employability, beating all IIT’s in India on QS employability ranking. The University of Hertfordshire beats Cambridge on the employability ranking. So our students have higher prospects than IIT grads. If people think IIT’s can guarantee career, then RMIT guarantees 86 time higher than IIT Delhi, Mumbai and Madras.
We are looking for a passionate learner willing to study realistically, apply reasoning and ability to learn by doing, but not someone who can memorise and write the whole book without practised knowledge. Hence, your higher secondary results do not make any weight in the selection process, except for your functional abilities. Your entry to our programs depends on your statement of purpose and a personal interview with the academic board but not your higher secondary marks. So plan well for your admission interview and rationalising SOP.
Most students enrol in our programs seeking a continuing career in their preferred field. The return on investment is very high if you chose to work in Melbourne, London, Toronto and Dublin when compared to the salaries paid in India. So, we recommend students seeking global career to enrol. If you are looking to return to India or seeking local placements or local jobs, then you don’t need to study at Kings Cornerstone or take study abroad route, there are plenty on good local institutions in India who can help.
First, two years at Chennai campus is limited to 20-25 students per class. Every year we plan to recruit 250 to 300 students across all departments giving them the assured transfer to Melbourne campus. However, the final years at the Melbourne campus gives you the multicultural environment with 81,000 students studying across the RMIT.
Kings Cornerstone, one of the best colleges for international students will provide fundamental tools and equipment required for the first two years. The first two years at Kings Cornerstone is a solid foundation to advanced learning at RMIT Melbourne. Since the final years are planned in Melbourne, the facilities provided to students are world-class. They access the same materials, tools, technology what is currently used in the industry.
Take a virtual tour to RMIT manufacturing facility that you have access during the final years at Melbourne. Check out ‘This is Engineering at RMIT’, ‘EMBER – an engineering innovation’ RMIT’s New Academic Street and Telstra Challenge Projects at RMIT.