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Department of Computer Science Programme Catalogue 2020/1


USCM-AFB06: BSc(Hons) Computer Science

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Normal programme duration: 3 years

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • This programme has no possible DAPs
 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not 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 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
CM10310 Artificial intelligence 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
CM10311 Discrete mathematics and databases 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
CM10312 Mathematics for computation 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM10313 Software processes and modelling 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 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.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not 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 2 of this programme contributes 32% 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 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.


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 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 3 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 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 3 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 3 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
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
CM40179 Entrepreneurship 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 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.