BEng Computing regulations
First Year Regulations
There are eight core modules, each with their own coursework and written examination: Introduction to Computer Systems, Introduction to Computer Architecture, Logic, Reasoning about Programs, Mathematics I, Discrete Structures, Graphs and Algorithms, Introduction to Databases.
Lecture modules have associated coursework, contributing 15% of the marks. There is also an integrated module of coursework in all three terms: Computing Practical 1. It includes Programming and Professional Issues.
Programming is assessed by on-line tests and project work.
There is also a research aspect, which runs in the first and second terms. This is assessed by reports and presentations.
|Component||ECTS / CATS|
| Eight core modules
||40 / 80 (each module contributes 5 / 10)|
| Computing Practical 1
||20 / 40|
|Total|| 60 / 120
|Component||Share of submodule||Share of module|
|= 100%||= 30%|
|= 100%||= 42%|
|= 100%||= 18%|
|= 100%||= 10%|
In order to pass the Part I examination (First Year of studies) and qualify to progress to the Second Year, the candidate must achieve:
- A minimum of 40% for each of the eight core modules;
- A minimum of 50% for Computing Practical 1;
- A minimum of 40% overall.
Supplementary Qualifying Tests
At the discretion of the Examiners, Supplementary Qualifying Tests may be offered to a student who marginally fails to achieve the above requirements.
Second Year Regulations
There are seven core modules:
- Algorithms II
- Operating Systems
- Networks and Communications
- Software Engineering Design
- Models of Computation
- Probabilty and Statistics
There are two optional modules and students must select one of these:
- Computational Techniques
- Introduction to Model-Based Artificial Intelligence
Lecture modules have associated coursework, contributing 15% of the marks. The rest is assessed by written examination.
There is also an integrated programme of laboratory exercises that runs in the first two terms and a separate summer term project.
|Modules (Compulsory) x 7||140||980|
|Modules (Optional) x 1||140||140|
|Law Case Study||18||10%|
|WebApps Milestones x 4||52 ( 8 / 18 / 18 / 8 )||28.8% ( 4.5% / 9.9% / 9.9% / 4.5% )|
|Introduction to Prolog||6%|
|Pintos - Task 0 (Codebase Preview)||17||7%|
|Pintos - Task 1 (Scheduling)||34||14%|
|Pintos - Task 2 (User Programs)||52||21%|
|DevOps - Continuous Delivery||12||5%|
|WACC - Front-End||61||25%|
|WACC - Back-End||61||25%|
|Advanced Laboratory 2||33%|
|Pintos - Task 3 (Virtual Memory)||66||50%|
|WACC - Extensions||30||23%|
In order to pass the second year and qualify to progress to the third year, the candidate must achieve:
1. A minimum of 40% for each examinable module.
2. A minimum of 40% in the Laboratory component.
3. A minimum of 40% overall.
In order to progress to the third year of the MEng program, students must achieve an overall (second year) aggregate mark of at least 60%. Students who fail to achieve this will normally be required to transfer to the third year of the BEng program
Supplementary Qualifying Tests
At the discretion of the Examiners, Supplementary Qualifying Tests may be offered to a candidate who marginally fails to achieve the above requirements.
Third Year Regulations
Students select six courses from an approved list of options. Students may include as one of their options a course from the Imperial College Business School or Horizons programme.
Each lecture course has associated coursework. The weighting is normally 20%, although for some more practical courses the weighting is 30%. The courses with 30% are: C333, C338, and C395 while C322 has a separate assessment criteria. The rest is assessed by written examination.
Students participate in a group project in the first term and an individual project which spans the whole academic year.
|Six options (each contributing 210)||1260|
|Software Engineering Group Project||440|
The marks for the three years are aggregated into an overall mark. Students must normally achieve at least 40% in the individual project and a minimum of 40% overall in order to pass the degree.
Classification for BEng
The marks for all components of the three years of the course are aggregated into an overall mark. The class of degree awarded depends on this overall mark, with the proviso that candidates must have achieved at least 40% overall in Part III and normally at least 40% in their individual project.
In addition to these requirements, candidates are normally expected to successfully complete the BEng degree programme in three continuous years.
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|