MEng Computer Science with Innovation (G404)

2017 entry

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UCAS code G404
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 This course was new for 2016 entry and applicants accepted data is not yet available

About MEng Computer Science with Innovation

The digital and creative innovators of the 21st century will bring together arts and humanities, design, science, engineering and enterprise to deliver new products, services and ways of working and living. They will be team players with a breadth enabling them to work across specialisms and cultures.

This course combines in-depth subject specialism in computer science with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. You will gain a solid grounding in computer science while applying your subject knowledge to innovate and translate your ideas into plans for digital and creative enterprises, both social and commercial.

The course will equip you to use the critical, theoretical and practical skills central to computer science, allowing you to develop knowledge and skills across a range of areas as you proceed through the course, from programming and algorithms to robotics, machine learning, cryptography, bioinformatics and animation.

You will come together with students from other innovation disciplines such as history and geography to learn and apply design and systems thinking to digital and creative ideas. You will put this into practice working in transdisciplinary teams, ultimately creating new ventures together.

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Find out more about studying Innovation and Computer Science at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First Year

  • Programming and Algorithms I and II
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • Mathematical Methods for Computer Scientists
  • Design and Systems Thinking for Innovation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project I: Being Human

Second Year

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Symbols, Patterns and Signals
  • Concurrent Computing
  • Software Product Engineering or Language Engineering
  • Past, Present and Futures
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project II: Solving someone else's problem
  • Open units up to a max of 20CP

Third Year

  • Optional Computer Science themed units (including topics such as Cryptography, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Web Technologies, High Performance Computing, Computational Neuroscience)
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enterprise Case
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project III: Doing something completely new

Fourth Year

  • Optional Computer Science themed units (including topics such as Robotics, Interactive Devices, Animation Production, Advanced Computer Architecture, Cloud Computing, Algorithmic and Economic Aspects of the Internet, Cryptography, Systems Security)
  • In the Wild
  • New Venture Creation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project IV: Building a demonstrator.
Further details about the course structure for Computer Science with Innovation

Typical offer for MEng Computer Science with Innovation

(including international A-levels)
A*AA  including A* in Mathematics; or AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAA  including Mathematics; or AAB including A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics
IB Diploma 38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits in mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Plus A-level Mathematics at grade A. (*see Academic qualifications information below)
BTEC D*DD in IT Practitioners or Engineering plus A-Level Mathematics at grade A. (*see Academic qualifications information below)
SQASH: AAAAA and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB88% overall with 9.0 in Mathematics
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Grade C in Mathematics and English Language. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Academic qualifications*Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admission statement.

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