This MEng is aimed at a small cohort of students with strong mathematical ability. The programme focuses on theoretical computer science and equips students with the ability to model complex systems, and represent, manipulate, and analyse the vast amounts of data and knowledge required to solve massively complex problems.
The course covers a wide range of mathematical topics that underpin the analysis of computational systems including logic, discrete mathematics, information theory, probability and statistics. The mathematical content covered in this programme is deeper and more substantial than on our other computer science programmes.
Students on the 1st year of their programme take 8 compulsory modules (each with a credit value of 0.5). Core modules are:
- COMP101P - Principles of Programming (term 1)
- COMP103P - Object Oriented Programming (term 2)
- COMP102P - Theory I (term 1)
- COMP104P - Theory II (term 2)
- COMP105P - Robotics Programming (term 2)
- MATH1201 Algebra 1 (term 1)
- MATH1202 Algebra 2 (term 2)
- MATH1401 Mathematical Methods I (term 1)
For more information on 1st year modules see here.
Students on the 2nd year of their programme take 7 compulsory modules (each with a credit value of 0.5) and 1 elective module. The elective should normally follow on from the one taken in Year 1. Core modules are:
- COMP201P - Networking and Concurrency (term 1)
- COMP202P - Logic and Database Theory (term 1)
- COMP207P - Compilers (term 2)
- COMP2012 - Directed Reading (term 2)
- MATH2201 - Algebra III: Further Linear Algebra (term 1)
- MATH1402 - Mathematical Methods II (term 2)
- MATH7501 - Probability and Statistics (term 2)
Term 3 'How to Change the World'
All second year students in the Engineering Sciences Faculty will be required to attend a two-week course entitled 'How to Change the World'.
Global organisations (including the World Bank, the International Red Cross and Arup) will join us at UCL to present real-world problems, for which you will design solutions. During the fortnight, you will be provided with a programme of themed lectures, training workshops and group work, that move through themes of sustainability, equality and collaboration. You'll have a chance to interact with leaders from, and tackle problems provided by, some of the world's most international employers of engineers.
For more information on 2nd year modules see here.
Students on the 3rd year of their programme take 3 core modules (each with a credit value of 0.5) and 5 further options (with a total credit value of 1.5). Core modules are:
- COMP3001 - Technology Management and Professional Issues
- COMP3004 - Computational Complexity
- COMP3063 - Introduction to Cryptography
For more information on 3rd year modules see here.
Students on the 4th year of their programme carry out an individual project (credit value of 1) and 6 option modules (with a total credit value of 3). Students are strongly advised to choose their options from the range of CS 4th Year 4 'M' level modules. One elective (non-CS/ non-specialisation option) may be chosen, with the Department's approval. To complete the MEng programme students must have passed at least 3 credits at Masters' level, including the final year project. Core modules are:
- COMPM091 - Individual Project (terms 1 & 2)
For more information on 4th year modules see here.
Subjects Mathematics with A* required and Further Mathematics preferred
GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK based students, a grade C or equivalent
in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required.
UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details can be found at:at:www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- English Language Requirements
Subjects A total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics, with no score below 5.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
Fees & Funding
UK/EU Fees: £9,000 (2016/17)
Overseas Fees: £22,380 (2016/17)
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarship and Funding website.
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