CES Noticeboard

CES Noticeboard 2017-18

Contact

The CES Course Director is Dr James Irvine.
The CES First Year Adviser of Studies is Dr Lina Stankovic.
The CES Second Year Adviser of Studies is Dr Ross Duncan.
The CES Third Year Adviser of Studies is Dr Alex Coddington.
The CES Fourth and Fifth Year Adviser of Studies is Dr Robert Atkinson.

This page provides information about the classes taught by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) that are taken by CES students. For information about the classes taught by the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) see the Student Information Portal (the EEE class descriptors should be available via the left hand side menu).

Day Zero Meeting Friday 15th September 2017

1st Year: 10am in RC440 (full Induction Day programme).
2nd Year: 11am on Level 11 of the Livingstone Tower in the Study Zone (with Dr Ross Duncan).
3rd Year: 10am in RC403 (with Dr Alex Coddington).
4th/5th Year: 10am in RC669 (with Dr Robert Atkinson).

Please note that teaching begins on Monday 18th September 2017.

Announcements

CES Staff-Student Committee and Class Representatives

There is a CES staff-student committee which meets three times during each academic year. The student representatives on this committee for 2017-2018 will be announced shortly.

If you have any issues you would like to raise at this committee, please contact your year representatives.

Degree Regulations

Degree regulations for first year, second year, third year, fourth year and fifth year BEng and MEng CES students can be found via here (see General and Course Regulations for Degrees of Bachelor and Integrated Masters – BEng regulations can be found in section 11.30 and MEng regulations can be found in section 12.30).

General information about your degree and the CIS department can be found in the CIS Undergraduate Handbook.

Timetable

An online version of the CES timetables is available via the University Timetables System. To see the timetable for each year of the CES programmes, select Programme Timetables then for “Select Department:” select ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, then for “Select Programme(s):” select the course you are currently following (e.g. BENG-HONS Computer and Electronic Systems/Year 2/UG/FT/SESS 17/18), then for “Select Week(s):” select Standard Semester 1 Teaching Weeks, then select “View Timetable”.” To see the timetable for individual classes, select Class Timetables.

If you are unable or to access the University Timetable System or find it too fiddly to access, a local copy of each timetable for each year of each degree programme has been made available at the UG Timetables page. These copies are updated at least every 24 hours. This page is linked to from the CIS Local Teaching pages.

MyPlace

All lecture material, lab material, tutorial material, noticeboards and discussion forums for each class can be accessed via MyPlace, the University of Strathclyde’s virtual learning environment.

First Year CES

Details of the compulsory first year CIS classes, CS103 Machines, Languages and Computation, CS105 Programming Foundations and CS107 Fundamentals of Computer Systems can be found via the CIS Undergraduate Syllabuses page. The CIS 1st year noticeboard contains useful information (such as electives, lab allocation lists, etc.) about first year CIS classes.

Lecture notes for the compulsory class MM113 Engineering Mathematics 1E (and for MM114 Engineering Mathematics 2E) can either be downloaded from MyPlace or can be bought from the EEE Resource Centre (RC4.01).

Second Year CES

Details of the compulsory and optional second year CIS classes, CS207 Advanced Programming, CS208 Logic and Algorithms and CS210 Computer Systems and Architecture can be found via the CIS Undergraduate Syllabuses page. The CIS 2nd year noticeboard contains useful information (such as electives, lab allocation lists, etc.) about second year CIS classes.

Lecture notes for the compulsory class MM213 Engineering Mathematics 3E can either be downloaded from MyPlace or can be bought from the EEE Resource Centre (RC4.01).

Third Year CES

Details of the compulsory and optional third year CIS classes, CS308 Building Software Systems, CS310 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, CS311 Programming Language Definition and Implementation and CS313 Computer Systems and Concurrency can be found via the CIS Undergraduate Syllabuses page. During third year you may pick an elective class – in the past, some students have taken either CS312 Web Applications Development or CS317 Mobile App Development as their elective class. The CIS 3rd year noticeboard may contain useful information (such as electives, lab allocation lists, etc.) about third year CIS classes.

MEng CES students who are considering spending three months on an Industrial Placement (this makes up the optional class CS 416 Industrial Placement 1) between third and fourth year should look for placement opportunities.

Fourth Year CES

Fourth year BEng CES and MEng CES students must take the class EE475 CES Individual Project. Details of optional CIS classes fourth year classes, CS409 Software Architecture and Design, CS411 Theory of Computation and CS414 Digital Forensics can be found via the CIS Undergraduate Syllabuses page. The CIS 4th year noticeboard may contain useful information about fourth year CIS classes.

Although the regulations state that MEng CES students are allowed to mix level 4 and level 5 classes in both year 4 and year 5, the current 20-credit syllabus means that this is no longer necessary (or even advisable) as both CIS and EEE level 4 classes are taught over two semesters. An exception is the class EE579 Advanced Microcontroller Applications which CES students may take in year 4. You should check out the syllabus pages for all classes to identify their pre-requisites. In addition, when choosing classes you should check out the timetable to identify clashes – the list of options offered by both CIS and EEE is too large to ensure there are no clashes between classes.

MEng CES students who have spent three months during the summer of 2017 undertaking an industrial placement to fulfil the requirements of the class CS 416 Industrial Placement 1 must produce a short presentation as described in the class descriptor.

Fifth Year CES

Fifth year CES students take a group project class 19 520 Group Project. In addition, the optional fifth year CIS classes, CS 547 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering, CS548 Designing Usable Systems, CS 549 Distributed Information Systems and CS 551 Mobile Software and Applications can be found via the CIS Undergraduate Syllabuses page. The CIS 5th year noticeboard contains useful information about fifth year CIS classes.

MEng CES students who have spent three months during the summer of 2017 undertaking an industrial placement to fulfil the requirements of the class CS 416 Industrial Placement 1 must produce a short presentation as described in the class descriptor.

Job Opportunities

The University Careers Service advertises vacancies for job seekers as well as various events such as the Scottish Graduate Fair at the SECC in Glasgow on 3rd and 4th October 2017. The Careers Service also offers a CV/Application checking service as well as individual careers advice.

Disability Contact

The CIS departmental disability contact is Julie Sobocinski.

If you have any other questions, notice any errors, or would like to see any additional information on this page then please contact Alex Coddington.