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 B.Sc. Artificial Intelligence/Computer Science with an Industrial Year Full-time
Programme Code 9502
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 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 four-year single honours degree programme aims to provide:
1. A solid foundation for a career or further study in computing, including areas involving Artificial Intelligence.
2. Coverage of the core areas of Artificial Intelligence and general computer science.
3. A solid grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of contemporary developments in Artificial Intelligence and general computer science.
4. A solid grounding in practical software development skills, including those appropriate to Artificial Intelligence applications.
5. A wide choice of advanced and specialist options in the third final year, covering both Artificial Intelligence and general computer science.

The vocational aspect of an honours degree in Computer Science is considerably enhanced when students are able to augment their academic study by working in a commercial environment. The integration of an industrial placement of one year’s duration in the programme aims to provide the opportunity for a student to:
1. Understand how theoretical and academic work completed within the university environment relates to its practical application in the work place.
2. Learn how computing professionals operate within a commercial organisation.
3. Improve his or her skills of organisation, time management and record keeping over a significant period of work.
4. Undertake technical project work in a commercial environment.
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 Artificial Intelligence and their 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, particularly those with an Artificial Intelligence orientation.
The role of computing professionals within a company and the interactions that normally take place with other disciplines.
The application of technical knowledge in a commercial context at an appropriate level for the student's qualifications.
The standard of professional presentation and reporting skills required in industry and commerce.
1-2: Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study;
3: Working in a commercial environment under the supervision of an Industrial Tutor;
4: Working in a commercial environment under the supervision of an Industrial Tutor, in particular completing one or more technical projects as required by the company;
5: Maintenance of a log-book; undertaking presentations and/or making reports as may be required by the company under the supervision of an Industrial Tutor.
1: Examinations, Coursework;
2: Examinations, Coursework, Reports;
3: Report;
4: Successful completion of at least 30 weeks of the placement (as determined by the Industrial Tutor and the Academic Tutor), Report;
5: Log-book, Report, Evaluation by the Industrial Tutor and the Academic Tutor.
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 given information handling or Artificial Intelligence related problem.
The ability to specify, design and construct computer-based systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
The ability to evaluate computer-based systems in relation to a given information handling or Artificial Intelligence related problem.
A responsible, ethical and open-minded attitude to their work and an understanding of the scope of Artificial Intelligence approaches.
The ability to work as a computing professional in a commercial environment, demonstrating a professional and responsible attitude.
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.
1-3: Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Projects, Independent study;
4: Lectures, Projects;
5: Exposure to normal working practices in a commercial environment, under the supervision of an Industrial Tutor;
6: Practical work, Projects, Independent study, Working in a commercial environment under the supervision of an Industrial Tutor;
7: Practical work, Projects;
8-9: Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Projects, Independent study.
1: Examinations, Coursework, Reports;
2-3: Coursework, Reports, Examinations, Presentations;
4: Coursework, Reports, Presentations;
5: Log-book, Report, Evaluation by the Industrial Tutor and the Academic Tutor;
6: Coursework, Reports, Presentations, Log-book, Report, Evaluation by the Industrial Tutor and the Academic Tutor;
7: Coursework, Reports, Presentations;
8: Coursework, Reports, Presentations, Examinations;
9: Coursework, Reports, Presentations.