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How units are coded

The codes assigned to units are made up of 7 alphanumeric characters (e.g. CH10005) in the following manner:

Character position

Function

Values

Definition

1& 2

Department code (2 characters): identifies the department or departments which contribute to the teaching of the unit

AA
A dummy code used for on-line unit selection [no longer needed with effect from 2013/14]
AR
Architecture & Civil Engineering, Department of
AS
Learning Partnerships (e.g. units for Foundation Degrees) [replaced by 'LP' with effect from 2013/14]
BB
Biology & Biochemistry, Department of
CD
CPD Support & Development Office
CE
Chemical Engineering, Department of
CH
Chemistry, Department of
CM
Computer Science, Department of
CN
Community Courses (Division for Lifelong Learning)
ED
Education, Department of
EE
Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Department of
EL
Academic Skills Centre (formerly English Language Centre )
ES
Economics, Department of
EU
European Studies & Modern Languages, Department of [replaced by 'PL' with effect from 2011/12]
FL
Foreign Languages Centre
HL
Health, Department for
LP
Units administered by the Learning Partnerships Office [replaces 'AS' with effect from 2013/14]
LT
Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
MA
Mathematical Sciences
ME
Mechanical Engineering, Department of
MN
Management, School of
PA
Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Department of
PH
Physics, Department of
PL
Politics, Languages and International Studies, Department of [replaces 'EU' with effect from 2011/12]
PS
Psychology, Department of
RP
Postgraduate Skills Training (see the PGSkills website for further information)
TB
TeamBath
SP
Social & Policy Sciences, Department of
XX
Cross-department
ZZ
Used for Director of Studies Approved Units
3

Level code: a technical coding element which indicates the level at which the unit is studied

(see also the page describing different levels assigned to units)

0
Foundation (or non-credit bearing)
1
Certificate
2
Intermediate
3
Honours
4
Masters (offered to both Undergraduate & Postgraduate students)
5
Masters (offered on Postgraduate programmes)
6
Doctoral
4 - 7
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Numeric identifier (4 characters): used to identify particular units within a group that otherwise has common characteristics of department and level

This element should be assumed to have no intrinsic significance. Within the group of units which have the following common characteristics, for example:

Department of Mathematical Sciences; Honours level (MA3 ...)

the number at the end only serves to separate different individual units.