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Third Year Discrete Mathematics MEng 2023/24

In the third year the main focus is on applications of discrete mathematics to computer science. Students take an individual project in discrete mathematics together with advanced modules relating to algorithms. Options are chosen from a range of modules which reflect both the research strengths within the departments as well as the wider context of advances in the discipline.

Candidates must have obtained an overall average of at least 65% in Year 2 in order to proceed to Year 3 of the DM MEng course. Candidates who fail to meet this requirement will be transferred to the BSc in Discrete Mathematics.

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Candidates for Honours are required to take four core modules totalling 75 CATS credits and 45 CATS of optional modules. The optional modules list contains level 3 modules delivered by Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. Selecting up to 30 CATS from the list of other modules available to the third year of the Computer Science degree and the Mathematics degree as unusual options is permitted.

Core Modules

Code Name Term CATS Credits
CS344 Discrete Mathematics Project 1, 2, 3 30
CS301 Complexity of Algorithms 1 15
CS356 Approximation and Randomised Algorithms 2 15
MA359 Measure Theory 1 15

Optional Modules

Code Name Term CATS Credits
Modules selected from level 3 modules delivered by Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. The modules approved by the Course Director for study in 2023-24 academic year have now been agreed with contributing departments: Optional Modules all levels. To be considered for enrolment on other modules the unusual options process must be followed.

Modules from Other Departments

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