School of Computer Science

Module 06-18183 (2014)

Computer Science Study Abroad

Level 2/I

Robert Hendley Semester 1 60 credits
Robert Hendley Semester 2 60 credits
Co-ordinator: Robert Hendley
Reviewer: John Bullinaria

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


The module allows the student to complete a year of study related to computer science in an approved institution in another country. Such study may include a component of the language of instruction, where this is not the student's native language. Computer science topics studied will be specified by the Module Coordinator to be appropriate to a second year Computer Science student at the University of Birmingham. Normally, a student studying in his or her native language will be expected to undertake 2/3 of the relevant year in that institution; a student studying in another language will be expected to undertake 1/3 of the relevant year. (These proportions include a substantial allowance made for necessary individual study, e.g. to meet different prerequisites or become proficient in the language of instruction.)


The aims of this module are to:

  • allow the student to experience study of Computer Science in another country

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate appropriate achievement in computer science topics via study in another country
  • Discuss aspects of the culture and higher education system of the country of the host institution with particular reference to Computer Science



Teaching methods

Variable (dependent on host institution)

Contact Hours:



Sessional: 80% will be based on marks from the host institution, 20% on a report.

Supplementary: Not normally possible.

Detailed Syllabus

Not applicable

Programmes containing this module