School of Computer Science

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

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
06-19009 Individual Study 2 10 10
06-15267 Intelligent Robotics (Extended) 20 -
06-12412 Introduction to Neural Computation 10 -
06-20236 Machine Learning (Extended) 10 -
06-25689 Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing (Extended) - 20
06-28211 Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation (Extended) 10 -
06-27641 Teaching Computer Science in Schools (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
06-29637 Network Security (Extended) - 10
06-26950 Networks (Extended) 20 -
06-26952 Operating Systems (Extended) 20 -
06-20010 Secure Programming 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.
  • Industrial Year: 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. See also the web page for Programmes with an Industrial Year.
  • 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 [4754]