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Second Year Computer and Business Studies BSc 2011/12

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Candidates for honours are required to take six core modules (66 CATS credits), at least 12 CATS credits selected from Option List A and at least 12 CATS credits selected from Option List B.

Core Modules 




CS240 Software Engineering Principles * 1 15 E(100)
CS247 Group Software Development Project 2,3 7.5 A(100)
CS252 Fundamentals of Relational Databases * 1 7.5 E(70) A(30)
IB242 Foundations of Information Systems 1 12 E(70) A(30)
IB243 Business Systems Development and Implementation 2 12 A(100)
IB3E9 Managing IT Solutions Architecture 1 12 E(50) A(50)

Optional Modules - List A

IB117 Markets, Marketing and Strategy 1 12 A(100)
IB120 Operations Management 2 12 E(100)
IB209 Marketing Analysis 1,2,3 24 E(70) A(30)
IB211 Simulation 2 12 A(100)
IB219 Quantitative Methods for Multivariate Analysis 2 12 E(70) A(30)
IB220 Quantitative Methods for Resource Management 1 12 E(70) A(30)
IB230 Accounting in Context 1 12 E(80) A(20)
IB233 Financial Reporting I 1 12 E(100)
IB238 Managing Organisations 1 12 A(100)
IB246 Operations Excellence 1 12 E(100)
IB253 Principles of Finance 1 1 12 E(75) A(25)
IB254 Principles of Finance 2 2 12 E(80) A(20)

Optional Modules - List B

IB2A5 Web Applications Development 2 12 A(100)
CS241 Operating Systems and Computer Networks * 1 15 E(80) A(20)
CS243 Data Structures and Algorithms * 1 7.5 E(80) A(20)
CS244 Algorithm Design * 1 7.5 E(80) A(20)
CS250 Reliability and Fault Tolerance 2 7.5 E(100)
CS253 Topics in Database Systems 1 7.5 E(100)
CS255 Artificial Intelligence 2 15 E(60) A(40)
CS256 Functional Programming 1 15 E(60) A(40)

Unusual Option

EC131 Economics for Business 1 12 E(100)
IB113 Business Law 1 2 12 E(80) A(20)

* These modules will be examined in the first week of Term 2.

Second Year Pass Degree Modules

Candidates for pass degrees are required to take modules totalling 96 CATS credits; the six core modules (66 CATS credits) and modules totalling 30 CATS credits selected from the list of optional modules. Among the optional modules chosen there should be at least 12 CATS credits selected from List A and at least 12 CATS credits selected from List B. Subject to the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science, the total load may be increased up to a maximum of 120 CATS credits.

Prescribed Coursework

Prescribed coursework is required for: CS247, CS252, IB242 and IB243.

Preparatory to Third Year Project

In the summer term of the second year students are required to select the project which they will pursue in the third year of their studies.

Modules from Warwick Business School

More information on modules taught by Warwick Business School can be found at

The Year Tutor is Steve Russ.