School of Computer Science

MSci Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9509]

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 60 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-27819 Advanced Aspects of Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation (Extended) - 20
06-25020 Advanced Human Computer Interaction 10 -
06-25021 Advanced Robotics - 20
06-26942 Advanced Topics in Functional Programming Extended - 10
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
06-26946 Enterprise Systems (Extended) - 20
06-23856 Evaluation Methods and Statistics 10 -
06-19009 Individual Study 2 10 10
06-20233 Intelligent Data Analysis (Extended) - 10
06-15267 Intelligent Robotics (Extended) 20 -
06-12412 Introduction to Neural Computation 10 -
06-20236 Machine Learning (Extended) 10 -
06-25689 Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing (Extended) - 20
06-28211 Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation (Extended) - 10
06-28488 Network Security - 10
06-26950 Networks (Extended) 20 -
06-26952 Operating Systems (Extended) 20 -
06-26954 Principles of Programming Languages (Extended) 10 -
06-25022 Research Topics in HCI - 10
06-25024 Robot Vision - 20
06-20010 Secure Programming - 10
06-27822 Security Research Seminar - 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 the final year, so that choices need to be considered across both 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 Language modules (at Level 2 or above) may only be chosen in order to continue study of a language successfully passed in Year 1.
  • Note 5 Progress Decisions: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing progression. There are no additional programme requirements. Students on the MSci programme 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 in order to be eligible for progression to Year 3 of the MSci programme.
  • Note 6 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 7 See also the web page for Programmes with an Industrial Year.
  • Note 8 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 9 Language modules (at Level 3 or above) may only be chosen in order to continue study of a language successfully passed in Year 2.
  • 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.

Programmes that share this year:

  • MSci Computer Science [4443]
  • MSci Computer Science with Study Abroad [5576]