School of Computer Science

MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering [4754]

Compulsory Modules to a total of 80 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-30173 Artificial Intelligence - 20
06-30175 Data Structures & Algorithms - 20
06-30180 Logic and Computation - 20
06-30181 Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 20 -

Optional Modules to a total of 40 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-30179 Fundamentals of Programming in Java 40 -
06-00005 LC Widening Horizons Module 20 20 -
06-30183 Programming in Java 20 -

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.
  • 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 Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science [0144]
  • BSc Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9502]
  • BSc Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science with Study Abroad [452B]
  • BSc Computer Science [4436]
  • MSci Computer Science [4443]
  • MEng Computer Science/Software Engineering with an Industrial Year [9501]
  • BSc Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9499]
  • MSci Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9509]
  • BSc Computer Science with Study Abroad [5571]
  • MSci Computer Science with Study Abroad [5576]