The currently acting third year adviser is Alex Coddington but the role will be taken over by Einar Steingrimsson.
First Day Meeting
Here are the slides from the first day meeting on Monday 18th September 2017, 12-1pm.
- Third year first day meeting slides.
- Careers service slides.
- Strath Science Scouts slides.
- J P Morgan slides.
Choosing Your Optional Classes
Regulations for BSc Hons Business Information Systems, BSc Hons Computer Science and BSc Hons Software Engineering can be found in section 11.13 of the University Regulations (see General and Course Regulations for Degrees of Bachelors and Integrated Master 2017-18). Regulations for MEng Computer Science can be found in section 12.13.
BSc Hons Business Information Systems students have a fixed curriculum – see section 11.13.5 of the University Regulations for a list of these classes.
BSc Hons Computer Science, BSc Hons Software Engineering and MEng Computer Science students have two compulsory classes, CS308 Building Software Systems and CS313 Computer Systems and Concurrency. In addition, you must pick 80 credits (or four classes) of optional classes from the following list.
- CS310 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
- CS311 Programming Language Definition and Implementation
- CS312 Web Applications Development
- CS316 Functional Programming
- CS317 Mobile App Development
MEng Computer Science students may either choose 80 credits from the list above, or choose 60 credits from the list above and 20 credits worth of elective classes (one possibility is M9352 Internet Law which is taught by the Law School). Information (which may not be up to date) about M9352 and other potential elective classes can be found via the class catalogue. Please note that M9352 will require you to write essays in a legal style.
Semester 1 Examinations
Please note that the classes CS311 Programming Language Definition and Implementation and CS312 Web Applications Development will have exams during the formal assessment period before Christmas – i.e. during the period Monday 4th December 2017 until Friday 15th December 2017 inclusive. The actual dates for these exams will only be published around 4-5 weeks before the formal assessment period begins. You should therefore make sure that you don’t travel home before 16th December 2017 in case you miss one of your exams. This is particularly important because you need a credit-weighted average mark of 40% or more for your first attempt at all third year classes in order to be allowed to progress to fourth year.