First Year Regulations

Examinations

There are seven written papers: Hardware, Architecture, Logic, Reasoning about Programs, Mathematical Methods, Discrete Mathematics and Databases.

Continuous Assessment

Lecture courses have coursework associated with them.
Programming is assessed by a series of on-line tests.

Marks
ComponentMarks
 Seven examinations (each contributing 65)  455
 Coursework  100
 Programming  240
 Computing Topics Project  55
 Total  850
components of first year

This year is equivalent to 60 ECTS points

Subject to College approval. 

Coursework Breakdown (until 2014/15)
TopicCreditShare
 Databases 18 18%
 Hardware 18 18%
 Logic 18 18%
 Mathematical Methods 18 18%
 Architecture 18 18%
 Ethics 5 5%
 Presentation Skills Workshop 5 5%
 Total 100 100%
 
Summary for 2014/15

 

Coursework Breakdown (from 2015/16 onwards)
TopicCreditShare
 Databases 15 15%
 Hardware 15 15%
 Logic 15 15%
 Discrete Maths 15 15%
 Mathematical Methods 15 15%
 Architecture 15 15%
 Ethics 5 5%
 Presentation Skills Workshop 5 5%
 Total 100 100%
 
Summary for 2014/15

 

Programming Breakdown
ComponentCreditShareElement
 Haskell      35%
 Practice Test  0.0 0%  
 Driving Test  16.8  20%  
 Final Test  67.2  80%  
     100%  
 Java      45%
 Practice Test  5.4  5%  
 Driving Test  16.2  15%  
 Final Test  86.4  80%  
     100%  
 C      20%
 Group Project  19.2  40%  
 Main Test  28.8  60%  
     100%  
 Total      100%
all components

Requirements

In order to pass the Part I examination and qualify to progress to the second year, the candidate must achieve:

  1. A minimum of 40% for each exam-based component.
  2. At least 40% in the Coursework component.
  3. At least 40% in Programming component.

Supplementary Qualifying Tests

At the discretion of the Examiners, Supplementary Qualifying Tests may be offered to a candidate who marginally fails to achieve the conditions laid down for a pass in the Part I Examination.

Second Year Regulations

Examinations

The required core examinations are:

  1. Software Engineering Design
  2. Software Engineering Algorithms
  3. Operating Systems
  4. Networks and Communications
  5. Statistics
  6. Compilers
  7. Models of Computation
  8. Concurrency

Two optional subjects must be taken from the following:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Computational Techniques
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

There is also an integrated programme of laboratory exercises that runs in the first two terms and a summer term project.

The taught courses are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework which count for 85% and 15% of the course assessment respectively. There are eight such exam-based components together with the laboratory and project work which are assessed as follows:

Components
ElementECTS Points CreditTotal ECTSTotal Credit
 Exams (Compulsory) x 8  4  130  32  1040
 Exams (Optional) x 2  4  130  8  260
 Laboratory  12  250  12  250
 Project  8  150  8  150
 Total      60  1700

 

Project Breakdown
TopicCreditShare
 Law Case Study 10 10%
 WebApps Milestones x 4 40 (10 each) 40% (10% each)
 WebApps Documentation 10 10%
 WebApps Presentation/Demonstration 40 40%
 Total 100 100%
 

 

Laboratory Breakdown
ComponentCreditShareElement
Introduction to Prolog      9%
 Coursework 22.5  100%  
     100%  
 Team Skills      1%
 Attendance  0.6  25%  
 Video Presentation  1.9  75%  
     100%  
 Laboratory      90%
 Linkload  11.3  5%  
 C++ Enigma  33.8  15%  
 WACC  90.0  40%  
 Pintos  90.0  40%  
     100%  
 Total  250    100%

Requirements

In order to pass the Part II examination and qualify to progress to the third year, the candidate must achieve:

1. A minimum of 40% for each exam-based component.
2. At least 40% in the Laboratory component.

Supplementary Qualifying Tests

At the discretion of the Examiners, Supplementary Qualifying Tests may be offered to a candidate who marginally fails to achieve the conditions laid down for a pass in the Part II examination.

Third Year Regulations

Students will be offered a choice of computing courses from the approved course list. Students take eight options, including compulsory professional material, each of which is examined by written paper or coursework. In addition to the required course "Management and Business for Computing Engineers" students may study one optional course offered by another department in the Engineering Faculty, the Imperial College Business School or the Humanities Department. Students are expected to participate in a group project and must also submit an individual project.

Coursework

Each lecture course has assessed course work associated with it.

 

Marks
ElementECTS PointsCreditTotal ECTSTotal Credit
 6 x Courses (85% Exam + 15% Coursework, except C338 and C395 which
 have 33% Coursework and C322 which has a separate assessment criteria)
 4  190  24  1140
 Software Engineering Group Project  12  440  12  440
 Management and Business  4  120  4  120
 Individual Project  20  850  20  850
 Total      60  2550

 (For a more detailed breakdown of marks see the corresponding year noticeboard)

Group Project Breakdown
ComponentCreditShare
 CO302  88  20%
 CO362  352  80%
 Total  440  100%
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Honours Classification

The marks for all components of the three years of the course are aggregated into an overall mark. The class of Honours awarded depends on this overall mark, with the proviso that candidates must normally have achieved at least 40% overall in Part III and at least 40% in their individual project.

For each year, the total possible marks are:

Year 1 total 850
Year 2 total 1700
Year 3 total 2550
Total over 3 years 5100
   
*Total ECTS Points 180

*ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System