Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 11/08/2017
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School Computer Science
Department Computer Science
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Sci. Computer Science with Study Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 5576
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 5 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme Within the context of the general Learning & Teaching Aims of the School, this five-year single honours degree programme aims to provide:

1. Thorough coverage of the core areas of computer science, with a systematic grounding both in its theoretical underpinnings and in practical software development, through a focussed programme offering an extensive choice of advanced and specialist options in the third and fourth year.

2. A basis for a career as a computer science professional, producing graduates who are equipped to work effectively in a professional capacity, with transferable skills in numeracy, problem-solving, team working and general communication and information technology.

3. A solid foundation for advanced study in computing, producing graduates who are self-motivating and are able to take responsibility for their continuing personal and professional development.

4. A curiosity-driven programme offering an extensive choice of advanced and specialist options from our specialised Masters programmes in the fourth and fifth year.

5. Flexibility to change programmes after the first year, e.g. to the BSc in Computer Science or the MEng in Computer Science/Software Engineering.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing and computer applications as appropriate to the topics covered in the programme.
Appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of computer-based systems.
Current problems and issues at the forefront of Computing including an awareness of emerging technology.
Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study
Examinations, Coursework, Reports
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to the analysis of a large given information handling problem.
The ability to specify, design and construct high quality computer-based systems in a professional manner, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process,
The ability to evaluate critically and apply areas of current research and advanced scholarship in computer science.
A professional software engineering ethos and a responsible, ethical and open-minded attitude to their work.
The ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
The ability to use and apply general IT facilities, including those required for effective information-retrieval.
Numeracy, in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
Management of learning and development, including time management, organizational skills, and the ability to pursue independently further professional development.
Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Projects, Independent study
Coursework, Reports, Presentations, Examinations