Fourth Year Noticeboard

General Information

The fourth year advisor of studies is Alasdair Lambert.


The 4th year first day (‘induction’) session will take place on Monday, 11th September 2023, between 13:00 and 15:00. The session will be held in SW105. It is important that you come to this meeting to get a sense of how your fourth year will be organised, including some important inputs regarding the individual project (CS408).

Fourth Year Class Reps

A couple of representatives from your class should be selected – by you – during the first few weeks. This can be done via the ‘StrathReps’ section on the Strathclyde Mobile app.

Taught Classes Available in 2022/2023

All students should sign up for FOUR of the classes below. We ideally suggest a 2:2 split in classes over the two semesters. For BSc Hons CS and BSc Hons MEng CS407 is a compulsory class. For BSc Hons SE, in addition to the CS407 class, CS409 is compulsory.

Semester 1
CS407 Computer Security
CS409 Software Architecture and Design
MS418 Project Management

Semester 2
CS411 Theory of Computation
CS412 Information Access and Mining
CS426 Human Centred Security
CS427 IBM IT Architectures (Software Engineering students only)
CS410 Advanced Functional Programming

You can find the syllabus page here

Lab Demonstrator System

Some of you may wish to act as a lab demonstrator during your final year. You can find the system to for this here.

Induction Day Materials

Here are Stephen Smith of the Strathclyde Careers Service slides

Here are Dr Coddingtons slides on 4th year projects

Here are the overview slides of 4th year taught classes and how they work