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Department of Computer Science, Programme Catalogue 2021/2


TSCM-AFM39: MSc Computer Science

Leading to the award of:

  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programme (DAP):
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 [pdf].
  • Programme progression requirement: 50%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30


Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50258 Principles of programming 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50109 Software engineering 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
CM50259 Databases 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
CM50260 Foundations of computation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50261 Research seminar 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]


Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50175 Research project preparation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50262 Functional programming 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select 3 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]
CM40179 Entrepreneurship 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50150 Interactive communication design 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50205 Theory of human computer interaction 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50209 Cybersecurity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50210 Cryptography 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50263 Artificial intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50270 Reinforcement learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50170 Dissertation 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS 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 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 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.