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Second Year Computer Science BSc/MEng 2023/24

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Candidates for honours are required to take six core modules and 30 CATS credits selected from the lists of optional modules below. Students may take up to 30 CATS of unusual options.

In order to progress to the third year of the Computer Science MEng course students are required to obtain an upper second class honours classification in the second year. Students who do not satisfy this requirement will transfer to the third year of the BSc.

Optional module availability is subject to change.

Core Modules

Code Name Term CATS Credits
CS241 Operating Systems and Computer Networks * 1 15
CS258 Database Systems * 1 15
CS259 Formal Languages 2 15
CS260 Algorithms * 1 15
CS261 Software Engineering 2 15
CS262 Logic and Verification 2 15

Optional Modules - List A

Code Name Term CATS Credits
CS249 Digital Communications and Signal Processing 2 15
CS254 Algorithmic Graph Theory 2 15
CS255 Artificial Intelligence 1 15
CS257 Advanced Computer Architecture 2 15
CS263 Cyber Security 1 15

Optional Modules - List B

Code Name Term CATS Credits
IB207 Mathematical Programming II (pre-requisite IB104-10) 1 10
MA241 Combinatorics 1 10

Other Options

Code Name Term CATS Credits
  A Modern Foreign Language 1, 2, 3 12/15/24/30

*These modules will normally be examined in the first week of Term 3.

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

Modules from Other Departments

More information on modules taught by other departments can be found in the Module Catalogue: