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Third Year Computer Science MEng 2016/17

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Candidates are required to take two core modules totalling 45 CATS credits and 75 CATS credits selected from the lists of optional modules below, at least 60 CATS credits of which must be selected from option list A.

Progression to the final year of the MEng requires an honours classification in the third year. Students who fail to achieve this will be assessed for a BSc Computer Science.

Candidates may spend the third year at a university in another country with which the University has a formal exchange agreement and which offers modules taught in English. Candidates must take modules to a total of 60 ECTS points and/or such modules as the Department may designate from time to time.

Candidates who fail to pass the year abroad will normally take the final year of the BSc Computer Science course on their return to Warwick, in order to obtain a BSc (Hons) degree.

Core Modules




CS310 Computer Science Project 1,2 30 A(100)
IB382 Project Management 2 15 E(80) A(20)

Optional Modules - List A

CS301 Complexity of Algorithms 1 15 E(100)
CS313 Mobile Robotics 2 15 E(80) A(20)
CS324 Computer Graphics 1 15 E(80) A(20)
CS325 Compiler Design 2 15 E(70) A(30)
CS331 Neural Computing 1 15 E(80) A(20)
CS341 Advanced Topics in Algorithms 2 15 E(80) A(20)
CS342 Machine Learning 2 15 E(60) A(40)
CS345 Sensor Networks and Mobile Data Communications 2 15 E(70) A(30)
CS346 Advanced Databases 1 15 E(70) A(30)
CS347 Fault-Tolerant Systems 1 15 E(70) A(30)
CS348 Social Informatics 2 15 E(70) A(30)

Optional Modules - List B

IB242 Digital Business and Workplace Technologies 1 12 E(70) A(30)
IB314 Business Studies II (Management of Change) 2 15 E(70) A(30)
IB3A7 The Practice of Operational Research 2 12 E(100)
IB211 Simulation 2 15 E(60) A(40)
IB349 Operational Research in Strategic Planning 1 15 A(100)
IB352 Mathematical Programming III 2 15 E(80) A(20)
MA228 Numerical Analysis 2 6 A(100)
ST343 Topics in Data Science 2 15  

Modules from other Departments

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

  • School of Engineering
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Mathematics Institute
  • Warwick Business School
  • Language Centre