School of Computer Science

Module 25647 (2013)

Module description - Commercial Computing

The Module Description is a strict subset of the Syllabus Page.

Module Title Commercial Computing
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-25647
Level 4/M U
Member of Staff Andrew Howes Michael Mistry
Semester Semester 1 - 10 credits

2 hrs of lectures per week, mostly by visiting speakers from Industry/Commerce.

Contact Hours:



Guest speakers present seminars on topics relevant to the work in which Computer Science / Software Engineering (CS/SE) graduates are frequently involved on entering Industry or Commerce. The speakers are chosen to have particular experience in industrial/commercial application of CS/SE, employing or working with graduates in CS/SE or related areas, or legal or managerial aspects of work that requires such graduates. Each speaker provides handouts on his/her chosen topic (usually available either from the School Library or online via the syllabus web page for the module a few days before the speaker's lecture) and a technical report title (available online via the syllabus web page near the end of the semester).


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of an industry/commerce viewpoint on, or usage of, some issues or topics in CS/SE

  2. Understanding of some topics in CS/SE that are of relevance to industry/commerce

  • Sessional: continuous assessment (100%).
  • Supplementary (where allowed): Repeat only.
  • The normal continuous assessment consists of technical reports. Full details will be found on the module web page.