School of Computer Science

BSc Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9499]

Compulsory Modules to a total of 40 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-26581 Computer Science Project 20 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
06-02578 Compilers & Languages 10 -
06-28201 Computer-Aided Verification - 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 -
06-28209 Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation - 10
06-29636 Network Security - 10
06-26951 Networks 20 -
06-20416 Neural Computation 10 -
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.
  • Language Modules: Language modules (at Level 2 or above) may only be chosen in order to continue study of a language successfully passed in Year 1.
  • Progress Decisions: Please refer to Section 7 of the University Regulations for further information on assessment, progression and awards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Programmes that share this year:

  • BSc Computer Science [4436]
  • BSc Computer Science with Study Abroad [5571]