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G4G5 MEng Computer Science with Distributed Systems and Networks (4 Years)

This four-year MEng degree in Computer Science with Distributed Systems gives you a thorough grounding in the field of computer science. You can then specialise and gain a greater understanding of the practical industrial applications of distributed systems and networks and the chance to undertake an individual research project.

Introducing your degree

Computer science drives the fundamental technologies of today’s connected world. Take your place to set the agenda for tomorrow’s ever-changing digital world.

Programme Overview

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Our MEng in Computer Science with Distributed Systems and Networks includes the core learning of the BSc Computer Science and MEng Computer Science programmes to give you a thorough grounding in the field. You then have the opportunity to specialise and gain a greater understanding of the practical industrial applications of distributed systems and networks. You will also have the chance to undertake individual research projects.

Major employers worldwide are keen to employ our graduates – in system development, information technology and communications in the IT sector, and in the finance, service, communications and entertainment industries.

We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website  and run an annual careers fair.

View the programme specification document for this course

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society and by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Programme Structure

Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory Computer Science modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.

To Apply

All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.

Key Facts

Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years

We are in the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research (REF 2014)

100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

We have been ranked in the UK top ten for Computer Sciences for over ten years by the Guardian University Guide

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Computer Science in the 2015 QS World Rankings

We are one of only 13 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics are playing a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

GCSEs:
QualificationGrade
GCSE

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above

A Levels:
QualificationGrade
GCE A-level

A*AA (Including an A in Mathematics, or equivalent international qualification)

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted as one of the three A levels.

Other Qualifications:

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each competency. For information on other accepted English language tests, please visit www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC Higher National Diploma, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.

Mature Applicants

We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (eg Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.

Selection process:

We select students on the basis of a UCAS application. UCAS code:G4G5 Course title: MEng Computer Science with Distributed Systems and Networks Course duration: 4 years

Modules

Year 1

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2
Core Modules
COMP1201
Algorithmics
COMP1204
Data Management
COMP1206
Programming 2
COMP1216
Software Modelling and Design


Year 2

Year 2, Semester 1
Compulsory Modules
COMP2207
Distributed Systems and Networks
COMP2208
Intelligent Systems
COMP2209
Programming III
COMP2210
Theory of Computing

Year 2, Semester 2
Optional Modules
CHEM2012
Change and Equilibrium
COMP2214
Advanced Software Modelling and Design
COMP2215
Computer Systems II

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Year 3

In this year, you must take at least two specialised modules, and your Individual Project must be related to distributed systems and networks.

Year 3, Full Academic Year
Compulsory Modules
COMP3200
Part III Individual Project

Year 3, Semester 1
Compulsory Modules
MANG3067
Engineering Management and Law
Optional (Specialised) Modules
COMP3201
Cyber Security
COMP3207
Cloud Application Development
COMP3215
Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems
Optional Modules
COMP3203
Serious Games
COMP3204
Computer Vision
COMP3206
Machine Learning
COMP3208
Social Computing
MATH3081
Operational Research
PAIR2006
Constitutional Politics in Britain
PAIR2028
Citizenship and Conflict in the United States
PAIR3034
Citizenship and Conflict in the United States

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Year 3, Semester 2
Optional (Specialised) Modules
COMP3210
Advanced Computer Networks

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Year 4

In this year, you must take at least two specialised modules.

Year 4, Full Academic Year
Compulsory Modules
ELEC6200
Group Design Project


Career Opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture. We explain the degree skills which are being taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.

The technical skills you will obtain are in high demand, as are skills of understanding and analysing problems, together with communicating the results.

Major technology organisations have a special need for computer scientists. You could end up as part of the team writing the next version of Windows, devising a computer based stock control system for an automotive manufacturer, or writing a secure web-based customer interface for a US music distributor.

We are connected

Through world-leading research and enterprise activities, the University of Southampton connects with businesses to create real-world solutions to global issues.

Costs

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Location

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our main campus and the heart of the University. Set in beautiful green surroundings, it’s easily accessible from the city centre. University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

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