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This page contains the Programme Specification for my Computing degree.
The BSc (Honours) Computer Science programme reflects a view of Computer Science grounded in an understanding of its methodologies. It stems from a pragmatic approach to Computer Science, providing a strong theoretical foundation, and building this into the practice of Computer Science so that theory and practice are fully integrated. The prgoramme leads into advanced and emerging areas of Computer Science, encouraging students to apply foundational work to the experimental.
In the first two years of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme vertical "streams" of compulsory units build upon one another to provide subject depth.
One stream focuses on the foundational aspects of Computer Science, presenting the mathematical underpinning, semantics, logic, formal specification and algorithmic analysis.
A second stream builds up the students' knowledge of program development and programming techniques, built on the underpinning of emphasis on correct specification, design, evaluation and testing.
The third stream examines software development from a software engineering perspective, introducing lifecycle issues and emphasising the use of appropriate techniques for model-biulding throughout the lifecycle, culminating in a software project.
A fourth stream provides understanding of computer hardware architectures, low-level software layers and low-level software construction.
This sound foundation sets the scene for wider student choice in the final year, allowing students to expand their knowledge within a stream or apply their knowledge in areas related to the research interests of academic members of the Department.
The final year Project Preparation and Project units allow students to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained and apply it to new areas of work.
Knowledge and Understanding
Professional Practical Skills
Transferable and Key Skills
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