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Department of Computer Science, Programme Catalogue 2020/21


RSCM-AFD06: Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Digital Entertainment

Leading to the award of DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING

Mode of attendance: Full-time

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Year 1

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following possible exit awards:
    • RSCM-AFM01: Master of Philosophy
    • TSCM-AFM19: MSc Human Computer Interaction
    • TSCM-AFL19: PG Dip Human Computer Interaction
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Progression at the end of Semester 2:
    • Students must normally achieve 60 credits with a taught stage average of 60% or higher to proceed on the EngD programme;
    • Students with a minimum taught stage average of 50% may transfer to the full-time MSc Human Computer Interaction or may apply to transfer to the MSc Human Computer Interaction with placement subject to the availability of a suitable placement;
    • Students with a taught stage average below 50% will not progress but may be eligible for the exit award of PG Dip Human Computer Interaction if they have successfully achieved the equivalent of 60 credits across Semester 1 and Semester 2.
  • Progression at the end of Year 1:
    • Students must pass CM50170 and achieve an overall programme average of 50% in Year 1 to progress to the research stage of the EngD;
    • Students who pass CM50170 but have an overall programme average below 50% may be eligible for the exit award of PG Dip or MSc.
  • Progression at the end of Year 2:
    • Progression from Year 2 of the EngD requires successful completion of all taught elements of the programme, submission of a satisfactory major report and completion of a successful oral examination.
  • Final Award:
    • Students will be eligible for the award of Doctor of Engineering, subject to approval, on submission of a satisfactory thesis/portfolio and completion of a successful viva voce.

Programme variant for students studying Human Computer Interaction in Year 1

Semester 1: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50109 Software engineering 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50121 Safety critical systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
Options should be chosen in consultation with the Director of Studies
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
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
XX50134 Quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM40179 Entrepreneurship 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
CM50175 Research project preparation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
Options should be chosen in consultation with the Director of Studies
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
CM50205 Theory of human computer interaction 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50209 Cybersecurity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50170 Dissertation 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 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 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 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.