School of Computer Science

MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering [4754]

Compulsory Modules to a total of 30 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-15500 Software Design Study - 30

Optional Modules to a total of 90 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 -
06-22133 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 -
06-29289 Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing - 20
06-28209 Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation 10 -
06-29636 Network Security - 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:

  • Programme Year Requirements: 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.
  • Pre-requisites: 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.
  • 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.
  • Progress Decisions: Please refer to Section 7 of the University Regulations for further information on assessment, progression and awards. Students on the MEng 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 MEng programme.
  • Optional Modules: 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.
  • Optional Modules (Msci/MEng): Students on this degree 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.
  • Progress Decisions: There are no progress decisions between Year 3 and Year 4 of an MEng or MSci programme; they effectively form a 'double final year'.
  • 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.
  • Accreditation: 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]