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MEng, BSc Computer Science

Year 4

(Award available for year: Master of Engg & Bach of Sci)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:

- Demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the discipline and/or to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline;
- Exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;
- Take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
- Proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;
- Critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.

On completion of the final year students will have:
- A systematic understanding of the knowledge of the domain of Computer Science, with depth being achieved in particular areas, including both foundations and issues at the forefront of the discipline and/or professional practice in the discipline;
- A comprehensive understanding, and a critical awareness of: the essential principles and practices of the domain of Computer Science as well as current research and/or advanced scholarship;
- A comprehensive understanding of current standards, processes, principles of quality and the most appropriate software technologies to support the specialism; and an ability to apply these
- Consistently produced work which applies to and is informed by research and/or practice at the forefront of the developments in the domain; and demonstrates critical evaluation of aspects of the domain
- Understanding of the professional, legal, social and ethical framework within which they would have to operate as professionals in their area of study;
- The ability to apply the principles and practices of the particular programme's domain in tackling a significant domain related activity.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- The skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- Evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- Self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- Independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- Critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of MEng will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- Evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- Drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- Evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- Make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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