MEng, BSc Computer Science
(Award available for year: Master of Engg & Bach of Sci)
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.