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Department of Computer Science Programme Catalogue 2022/3


USCM-AKM27: MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement


Leading to the award of MASTER OF COMPUTING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


Mode of Attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement


Normal course duration: 5 Years

[Page last updated: 25 July 2022]


Assessment Regulations
Applicable NFAAR appendices:
Part 1 Stage 1: Main Assessment Appendix 11; Supplementary Assessment Appendix 12
Part 2 Stage 2: Main Assessment Appendix 11; Supplementary Assessment Appendix 12
Part 2 Stage 3: Main Assessment Appendix 23; Supplementary Assessment Appendix 24
Part 2 Stage 4: Main Assessment Appendix 27; Supplementary Assessment Appendix 28
Approved exemptions:
Yes - see NFAAR documentation for further details
Coexistent Masters course?:
Yes
DAPS and exit awards:
USCM-AKB27: BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
USCM-AKL27: Diploma of Higher Education [exit award]
USCM-AKC27: Certificate of Higher Education [exit award]
Transfer to DAP possible from study years as follows: Year 1: No; Year 2: No; Year 3: No; Year 4: No;
NFAAR version applicable:
NFAAR-UG
Weighting towards final award by stage:
Part 1 Stage 1: 0%
Part 2 Stage 2: 16%
Part 2 Stage 3: 34%
Part 2 Stage 4: 0%
Part 3 Stage 5: 50%

Please consult your programme handbook or contact your Director of Studies for further information on assessment regulations


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Year 1

Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10310 Artificial intelligence 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10194 Computer systems architecture 1 6 Credits
CM10227 Principles of programming 1 12 Credits
CM10311 Discrete mathematics and databases 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10228 Principles of programming 2 12 Credits
Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10195 Computer systems architecture 2 6 Credits
CM10312 Mathematics for computation 3 Credits
CM10313 Software processes and modelling 3 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 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 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

Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20314 Experimental systems project 12 Credits
CM20315 Machine learning 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20217 Foundations of computation 6 Credits
CM20219 Fundamentals of visual computing 6 Credits
CM20254 Data structures and algorithms 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20316 Artificial intelligence 2 6 Credits
CM20317 Foundations and frontiers of machine learning 12 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 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 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

Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM30082 Individual project 24 Credits

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select 1 unit 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
CM30075 Advanced computer graphics 6 Credits
CM30078 Networking 6 Credits
CM30225 Parallel computing 6 Credits
MA30087 Optimisation methods of operational research 6 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
CM30320 Natural language processing 6 Credits
CM30359 Reinforcement learning 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM40179 Entrepreneurship 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 1 unit 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
CM30080 Computer vision 6 Credits
CM30322 Bayesian machine learning 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 1 unit 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
CM30173 Cryptography 6 Credits
CM30226 Logic and semantics of programming languages 6 Credits
MA30245 Graphs and networks: theory and applications 6 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 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 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 onwards

This is a new course for which only Years 1 - 3 are being delivered in 2022/3. Years 4 & 5 of the course will be added to these catalogues in 2023/4 and 2024/25 respectively.

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 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 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.