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Department of Computer Science Programme Catalogue 2019/0


USCM-AKM02: MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement

Leading to the award of MASTER OF COMPUTING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement

Normal programme duration: 5 years


Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 15 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 16 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10251 Computing as a science and engineering discipline 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10227 Principles of programming 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10194 Computer systems architecture 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM10196 Discrete mathematics for computation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10228 Principles of programming 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10195 Computer systems architecture 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM10197 Analytical mathematics for applications 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2019/20 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2020/21 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Exemption: 55% OSA for progression instead of 60%.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 16% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20216 Human-computer interaction 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20257 Integrated group-based project 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20217 Foundations of computation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20219 Fundamentals of visual computing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20254 Data structures and algorithms 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20255 Databases 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20220 Fundamentals of machine learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20252 Artificial intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20253 Comparative programming languages 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20256 Functional programming 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2019/20 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2020/21 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 34% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM30082 Individual project 24 credits       [equivalent to 48 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select 3 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM30070 Computer algebra 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30072 Safety-critical computer systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30075 Advanced computer graphics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30078 Networking 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30171 Compilers 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30174 Intelligent agents 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30225 Parallel computing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MN20074 Digital business innovation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM40179 Entrepreneurship 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM30073 Advanced algorithms & complexity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30080 Computer vision 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30141 Theory of human computer interaction 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30173 Cryptography 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30226 Logic and semantics of programming languages 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30229 Intelligent control and cognitive systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MN30076 Business strategy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2019/20 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2020/21 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 4

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20105 Industrial placement 60 credits       [equivalent to 120 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2019/20 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2020/21 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 5

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 5 of this programme contributes 50% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 5

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM40178 Research project 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 5

Optional Units: Select 12 credits from the following list:
  • Students who have previously taken CM30072 may not select CM50121 from this list.
  • Students who have previously taken CM30078 may not select CM50123 from this list.
  • Students who have previously taken CM30174 may not select CM50206 from this list.
  • Units CM50264 and XX50215 must be taken together.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50121 Safety critical systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50123 Networking 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50200 Mobile and pervasive systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50206 Intelligent agents 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50264 Machine learning 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50215 Statistics for data science 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE40098 Computational intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 5

Optional Units: Select 18 credits from the following list:
  • Students who have previously taken CM30141 may not select CM50205 from this list.
  • Students who have previously taken CM30173 may not select CM50210 from this list.
  • Students who have previously taken CM30229 may not select CM50230 from this list.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM40149 Collaborative systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50150 Interactive communication design 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50205 Theory of human computer interaction 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50209 Security and integrity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50210 Cryptography 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50230 Intelligent control and cognitive systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2019/20 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2020/21 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.