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First Year Computer Systems Engineering BEng/BSc/MEng 2021/22

The first year course for Computer Systems Engineering provides a comprehensive grounding in the principles of Computer Science, alongside the experience of engineering electronic systems. You will study core material in computer programming, data structures and algorithms as well as system modelling, electronic devices and circuits. Alongside core material, you will have the opportunity to select from a carefully selected range of complementary options in computer science and engineering..

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Students are required to take seven core modules (105 CATS) and additional credit selected from the list of optional modules below. Students may take up to 30 CATS of unusual options. However, in Year 1 we advise that students do not take more than 120 CATS.

Core Modules

Code Name Term CATS Credits
CS118 Programming for Computer Scientists 1 15
CS126 Design of Information Structures 2 15
CS132 Computer Organisation and Architecture 1 15
CS133 Professional Skills 1, 2 15
ES191 Electrical and Electronic Circuits 2 15
ES193 Engineering Mathematics 1, 2 15
ES197 Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation 2, 3 15

Optional Modules

Code Name Term CATS Credits
CS130 Mathematics for Computer Scientists 1 1 15
CS139 Web-Development Technologies 2 15
CS140 Computer Security 1 15
CS141 Functional Programming 2 15
ES192 Engineering Design 2 15
ES194 Introduction to Engineering Business Management 1 15
  An approved Foreign Language   15/30

Modules from Other Departments

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