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2024/25 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Computer Science (For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Programme code:BSCS-RUCAS code:G400
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Prof Karim Djemame Contact address:K.Djemame@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Computing

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Computing

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

British Computer Society (BCS)

Programme specification:

The information on this page is accurate for students entering the programme from September 2024. For students who entered the programme before September 2024, you can find the details of your programme:

BSc Computer Science

Computer Science is a dynamic and fast-moving area of study which opens opportunities in many different industrials sectors. Developments in Computer Science are radically changing the way that we interact with each other, process data and make decisions.
The programme covers the broad range of topics and application areas of Computer Science with a focus on the research specialisms of the School of Computing. The curriculum is aligned with the ACM/IEEE/AAAI Computer Science Curriculum specification (ACM/IEEE/AAAI CS2023) and the Computing QAA Subject benchmark statement.
Topics delivered in the curriculum include;
• Algorithms and Complexity
• Architecture and Organisation
• Artificial intelligence
• Data Management
• Foundations of programming languages
• Graphics and interactive techniques
• Human-computer interaction
• Mathematical and Statistical foundations
• Networking and Communication
• Operating Systems
• Parallel and Distributed Computing
• Security
• Society, Ethics and professionalism
• Software development fundamentals
• Software engineering
• Specialised platform development
• System fundamentals
Either an industrial placement, or a study abroad year is available as part of this programme studied between year 2 and year 3.
The primary focus of the programme is to develop the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours required of a Computer Scientist to allow both opportunities of further study and a career in industry. Graduates from this programme should be able to;
• Practice computer science in an industrial/commercial context, demonstrating awareness of legal, social, ethic and professional considerations.
• Demonstrate a mastery of the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills across all core areas outlined above by applying them to real world problems.
• Advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

COMP1850Programming40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
COMP1860Building our Digital World: Computer Systems & Architecture40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
COMP1870Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science I40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for years 2 and 3 are not yet available. Before you enter years 2 and 3 details of modules for those years will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

- Software Engineering - 40 credits
- Beyond the Core: Advanced hardware, Operating Systems and Parallelism - 40 credits
- Theoretical foundations of Computer Science II - 40 credits


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for year 3 are not yet available. Before you enter year 3 full details of modules for that year will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
- Professional, Innovation & Enterprise - 20 credits
- Individual Project - 40 credits

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules, but not all combinations may be available due to timetable restrictions:
- High Performance Computing - 20 credits
- Cyber physical systems - 20 credits
- Artificial intelligence - 20 credits
- Computer graphics - 20 credits
- Fundamental algorithms for Scientific Computing - 20 credits
- Distributed Systems - 20 credits
- Algorithms & Complexity - 20 credits
- Compilers design & optimisation - 20 credits


Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

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