Second Year Noticeboard

2nd Year CIS Adviser of Studies

Isla Ross

Room LT14.27 Tel: 3422 Email: isla.ross@strath.ac.uk

Approved Curriculum for those progressing to 2nd year in 2017-18

In order to register for session 2017-18, one of the requirements is to have an approved curriculum, although the choice of optional / elective classes may later be altered early in the new session through choice or due to availability/ timetabling constraints.

MEng CS do not have electives in 2nd year. MEng CS students should select between options CS212 and CS215 on Pegasus in order to have a provisional curriculum approved.

2nd year BSc(Hons) CS and SE students require to pick a 10 credit elective in order to have an approved curriculum for 2017-18. Please read the Electives 2017-2018  guidance and add an elective following that guidance on to your curriculum on Pegasus. Elective choice may be changed during the first two weeks of the new session.

First Day Meeting for 2nd years 2017-18

Classes commenced on Monday 18th September 2017. The First Day Meeting for 2nd year students (CS,CS MEng and SE) with Adviser of Studies was held in room SW105 at 10am on Monday 18th September 2017. Information regarding timetables (including labs), options/electives and other issues was presented at that time. Slides here:FirstDayMeeting2017 . Anna Selwood from the Careers Service will also give a short presentation during the meeting Career 1st day talks 2017_2nd year CIS

2nd Year Direct Entrants 2017-18

Direct entrants to 2nd year Computer Science and Software Engineering commence at 10am on 11th September 2017 during Induction Week with Java pre-sessional workshops through the week and some other events for new students. In addition to the First Day meeting for CS/SE 2nd years at 10am Monday 18th September in SW105 with the Adviser of Studies, 2nd year Direct Entrants should also meet at 11am on 18th September in LT14.15 for further guidance. Direct Entrants require to select a 10 credit elective and add this to the compulsory curriculum – see below. This may be done before the start of term or after the Adviser of Studies meetings on 18th September.

Timetable

Timetables for CIS 2nd years. Also links for 2017-18 timetables for other classes (which may have been selected as electives). Timetables are still subject to change up until the start of the relevant semester so students are advised to check lecture rooms at the start of week 1. Allocation to CIS lab and tutorial slots will not take place until the start of term – information on the process will be given at the First Day Meeting for 2nd year CIS students.

Electives  2017-18

MEng CS do not have electives in 2nd year. MEng CS students should select between options CS212 and CS215 on Pegasus before having an approved curriculum.

2nd year BSc(Hons) CS, SE and BIS students require to pick a 10 credit elective. Please read the Electives 2017-2018 guidance and add an elective following that guidance on to your curriculum on Pegasus before the end of semester 1 week 2 if you have not already done so. Elective choice may be changed on Pegasus before the start of term or within the first 2 weeks of term. A semester 2 elective may be changed within the first 2 weeks of the class commencing.

Credit Shortfall

If you have a credit shortfall (fewer than 120 credits) on entering 2nd year then your curriculum will require to include an approved means to make up that shortfall. Please contact your Adviser of Studies isla.ross@strath.ac.uk if you are in this position and unsure what is required of you.

Exams in December

Class CS208 has a formal exam during the December exam period. All students taking this class should ensure that they are available to take this (and any other) exams at the University throughout the exam period (which ends on December 15th 2017).

Consolidation Week in January

Second semester teaching commences on 15th January 2018. However term starts on 8th January with the week commencing 8th January 2018 as ‘Consolidation Week’. It is possible that there may be events during that week which you should attend. At present I am only aware that there will be some CS207 Help sessions in the lab during that week, where help will be available towards the CS207 Consolidation Week assignment (with online submission deadline of 12th January.)

Class Teaching Materials

All CIS classes will have an entry on MyPlace.

Syllabuses, regulations, etc

The above are available from the department’s Undergraduate Teaching page.

Disability Coordinator

The CIS department’s disability coordinator is Julie Sobocinski (julie.sobocinski@strath.ac.uk)

Student Guide on Good Academic Practice and the Avoidance of Plagiarism

available here

Studying Abroad

Conor McBride (conor.mcbride@strath.ac.uk) is the CIS department’s Erasmus contact. He has asked for anyone interested in studying abroad during 3rd year to refer to the relevant website http://www.strath.ac.uk/rio/exchangestudyabroad/ for more info.