School of Computer Science

MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering [4754]

Compulsory Modules to a total of 60 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-26587 Project Masters M60 20 40

Optional Modules to a total of 0 to 40 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-27819 Advanced Aspects of Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation (Extended) - 20
06-26942 Advanced Topics in Functional Programming Extended - 10
06-26946 Enterprise Systems (Extended) - 20
06-19009 Individual Study 2 10 10
06-15267 Intelligent Robotics (Extended) 20 -
06-12412 Introduction to Neural Computation 10 -
06-20236 Machine Learning (Extended) 10 -
06-28211 Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation (Extended) - 10

Optional Modules to a total of 20 to 60 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-15255 Compilers & Languages (Extended) 10 -
06-28206 Computer-Aided Verification (Extended) - 10
06-20008 Cryptography 10 -
06-26944 Distributed and Parallel Computing (Extended) - 10
06-20233 Intelligent Data Analysis (Extended) - 10
06-28488 Network Security - 10
06-26950 Networks (Extended) 20 -
06-26952 Operating Systems (Extended) 20 -
06-20010 Secure Programming - 10

Programme Notes:

  • Note 1 Students with a C or better in Mathematics at A-level (or equivalent as approved by the School) must choose one 20 credit or two 10 credit modules from the list of 'modules from outside the main discipline' (MOMDs), excluding modules provided by this School. Students without this level of mathematics must take the 20 credit mathematics module. Those required to take this module should note that it must be passed to allow progression to Year 2.
  • Note 2 Some of the modules in the option block are prerequisites for options available in years 3 and 4, so that choices need to be considered across years.
  • Note 3 Module Failure: The Syllabus web page for every module defines the resit rules if they are different from the first attempt -- follow the links under the module code.
  • Note 4 Progress Decisions: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing progression. There are no specific programme requirements for progression beyond the University regulations. To be eligible for progression to Year 3 of the MEng programme, students must have acquired at least 100 credits in Year 2, at least 220 credits altogether, and an average of at least 55% in Year 2 modules.
  • Note 5 Not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the timetable permits. As students may have to make preliminary option choices before timetables are available, changes may be needed later if there are clashes. In selecting options, students need to pay attention to pre- and co-requisites.
  • Note 6 MEng students should note when choosing options that some topics may be studied either in the third year or in the fourth year but not both. Hence it is important to plan option choices across both years. Module descriptions for each module list the prohibited combinations.
  • Note 7 There are no progress decisions between Year 3 and Year 4 of an MEng programme; they form in effect a 'double final year'.
  • Note 8 Degree Classification: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing degree classification. It is a specific requirement of this programme that students pass the Computer Science Project in order to be awarded an Honours Degree.
  1. The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.
  2. Whether to award accreditation is a decision made from time to time by a professional body according to criteria which are then current; hence there is no guarantee that the programme will actually be accredited for any particular year of entry by any particular professional body.

Programmes that share this year:

  • MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering with an Industrial Year [9501]