School of Computer Science

MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering - 2012

Final Award MEng
Programme TitleComputer Science/Software Engineering
School/DepartmentSchool of Computer Science
Banner Code4754
Length of Programme4 years
Total Credits480
UCAS CodeGG46
Awarding InstitutionThe University of Birmingham
Designed for accreditation by IET (IEEE) BCS
QAA Benchmarking GroupsComputing

Educational Aims Of Programme

  • Flexibility to change programmes after the first year, e.g. to the BSc in Computer Science, or to transfer to the BEng degree of the same name after the second year.
  • A solid foundation for advanced study in computing/IT, producing graduates who are self-motivating and are able to take responsibility for their continuing personal and professional development
  • An accredited degree satisfying the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Current problems and issues at the forefront of Computing/software engineering, including an awareness of emerging technology.

Skills & Other Attributes

  • The ability to critically evaluate and apply areas of current research and advanced scholarship in Computing/software engineering.
  • The ability to construct high quality computer-based systems in a professional manner, based on a thorough understanding of design processes and methodologies and of their contexts.

Transferable Skills