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Third Year Computing Systems MEng 2009/10

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 lists A and B. At least 30 CATS credits must be 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 Computing Systems.

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 mudules 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)
50% rule exempt
IB313 Business Studies I (Value Based Management) 1,3 15 E(70) A(30)

Optional Modules - List A

CS324 Computer Graphics 2 15 E(100)
CS331 Neural Computing 2 15 E(80) A(20)
CS342 Machine Learning 1 15 E(60) A(40)

Optional Modules - List B

CS301 Complexity of Algorithms 1 15 E(80) A(20)
CS321 Current Uses of Computers 2 15 A(100)
CS325 Compiler Design 1 15 E(100)
CS330 History of Computing 1 15 E(80) A(20)
CS332 Programming Language Design and Semantics 2 15 E(100)
CS333 Design of Dependable Systems 1 15 E(70) A(30)

Optional Modules - List C

IB242 Foundations of Information Systems 1 12 E(70) A(30)
IB314 Business Studies II (Management of Change) 1,2,3 30 E(70) A(30)
IB3A7 The Practice of Operational Research 2 12 E(100)
IB320 Simulation 2 15 A(100)
IB349 Operational Research in Strategic Planning 1 15 A(100)
IB352 Mathematical Programming III 2 15 E(80) A(20)
IE420 Problem Solving 2 12 E(50) A(50)
MA228 Numerical Analysis 2 6 A(100)
PH228 Scientific Method 1 15 E(100) or A(100)

Prescribed Coursework

Prescribed coursework is required for CS310 and IB313.

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