Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 15/11/2020
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 an Industrial Year Full-time
Programme Code 9509
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.

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 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.
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, 3 = Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study

4, 5 = 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.

6 = 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, 2, 3 = Examinations, Coursework, Reports.

4 = Report.

5 = Successful completion of at least 30 weeks of the placement (as determined by the Industrial Tutor and the Academic Tutor), Report

6 = 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 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 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.
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