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Second Year Computer and Management Sciences BSc 2011/12

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Candidates for honours are required to take seven core modules and either all three modules in Optional Core Modules List A or all three modules in Optional Core Modules List B. The balance of 24 CATS credits can be selected from any list of optional modules below.

In order to qualify for the third year students must be candidates for honours and have at least a second class peformance in IB206 Introduction to Business Studies. Candidates who fail to achieve this may be permitted to proceed to the third year of the respective Computer Science or Computing Systems degree.

Core Modules




CS240 Software Engineering Principles * 1 15 E(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)
CS245 Automata and Formal Languages 2 7.5 E(70) A(30)
CS247 Group Software Development Project 2,3 7.5 A(100)
CS252 Fundamentals of Relational Databases * 1 7.5 E(70) A(30)
IB206 Introduction to Business Studies 3 6 E(100)

Optional Core Modules - List A

CS242 Formal Specification and Verification 2 15 E(60) A(40)
CS244 Algorithm Design * 1 7.5 E(80) A(20)
CS246 Further Automata and Formal Languages 2 7.5 E(100)

Optional Core Modules - List B

CS249 Digital Communications and Signal Processing 2 15 E(80) A(20)
CS251 Computer System Design 2 7.5 E(100)
CS253 Topics in Database Systems 1 7.5 E(100)

Optional Modules - List C

CS250 Reliability and Fault Tolerance 2 7.5 E(100)
CS255 Artificial Intelligence 2 15 E(60) A(40)
CS256 Functional Programming 1 15 E(60) A(40)
BS250 Bioinformatics 2 7.5 E(80) A(20)
EC204 Economics 2 1,2,3 30 E(80) A(20)
EC220 Mathematical Economics Ia 1,2,3 15 E(80) A(20)
EC221 Mathematical Economics Ib 2,3 15 E(80) A(20)
IB207 Mathematical Programming II 1 12 E(70) A(30)
IB211 Simulation 2 12 A(100)
IB242 Foundations of Information Systems 1 12 E(70) A(30)
IE420 Problem Solving 2 12 E(50) A(50)
MA228 Numerical Analysis 2 6 A(100)
MA241 Combinatorics 1 12 E(90) A(10)
PH253 Philosophy of Mind   15 E(100) or A(100)
A Modern Foreign Language   24 / 30  

* 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 the seven core modules (66 CATS credits) and the three modules from either Optional Modules List A or Optional Modules List B. Loads in excess of 96 CATS credits must be discussed with personal tutors and be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 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: CS241, CS243, CS245, CS247 and CS252.

Modules from other Departments

More information on modules taught by other departments can be found at the following sites:

  • Department of Philosophy
  • Economics Department
  • Mathematics Institute
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Warwick Business School
  • Language Centre