School of Computer Science

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

Compulsory Modules to a total of 30 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-15500 Software Design Study 10 20

Optional Modules to a total of 80 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-27818 Advanced Aspects of Nature-Inspired Search and Optimisation - 20
06-26943 Advanced Topics in Functional Programming - 10
06-28207 Compiler Construction 20 -
06-02578 Compilers & Languages 10 -
06-28201 Computer-Aided Verification - 10
06-02525 Databases - 10
06-26945 Distributed and Parallel Computing - 10
06-26947 Enterprise Systems - 20
06-02408 Graphics - 10
06-22133 Human Computer Interaction 10 -
06-15506 Individual Study 1 10 10
06-20122 Intelligent Data Analysis - 10
06-13520 Intelligent Robotics 20 -
06-26428 Machine Learning 10 -
06-28209 Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation - 10
06-26951 Networks 20 -
06-26953 Operating Systems 20 -
06-02552 Principles of Programming Languages 10 -
06-25646 Teaching Computer Science in Schools - 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 In order to proceed to Year 3 (the industrial year), students must: - Not have any modules to repeat during the year. If they have resit examinations, they must arrange for time off to take these. - Have found a company willing to provide a placement which meets the School's requirements, which include providing an Industrial Tutor. The placement must involve a component of skills training (approximately 40%) and technical project work (approximately 60%). The skills training can include formal taught and/or self study courses and apprenticeship style learning "on the job". The training and project work must be of a technical nature relevant to the degree programme. The project work will most typically involve programming but other types of project work are acceptable. Students who do not meet the academic requirements or cannot find a suitable industrial placement will transfer to the degree programme without the Year in Industry component.
  • Note 6 See also the web page for Programmes with an Industrial Year.
  • Note 7 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 8 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 9 There are no progress decisions between Year 3 and Year 4 of an MEng programme; they form in effect a 'double final year'.
  • Note 10 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.