Section 4: Key dates
An overview of term dates, exam and assessment periods, and core activities (Centrally Provided.)
4.1.Term dates, exam/ assessment period, core activities: 2017-18
|Term 1 (Autumn)||
|Term 2 (Spring)||
|Term 3 (Summer)||
Reading Weeks are the weeks beginning Monday, 06 November 2017 (Term 1, Week 7), and Monday, 12 February 2018 (Term 2, Week 25) for those departments that operate them.
|Christmas College Closure||
|Easter College Closure||
- UCL Term dates: 2017-18
- Academic Year Calendar: 2017-18
4.2.Final verification of module choices
|Term 1||Student confirmation||13 October 2017|
|Departmental confirmation to Student Registry Services||27 October 2017|
|Term 2||Student confirmation||06 December 2017|
|Departmental confirmation to Student Registry Services||15 December 2017|
4.3.UCL examination periods: 2017-18
Students will undertake a range of assessments throughout their programme. Typically, this includes a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Coursework is set during each term; the completion deadlines will be published via the Moodle page for the relevant module.
Examinations take place in the main examination period, which is in Term 3. Students should expect for their individual examination timetable to be published near the end of Term 2.
|Late Summer Assessment||
Further information on assessments is given in Section 19: Assessment.
4.4.Computer Science key dates: 2017-18
4.4.1.Registration and changes
|Module choices||Module selections to be confirmed via Portico for 2017-18.||13 October 2017|
|Module selections to be re-confirmed via Portico for 2017-18 (i.e. to confirm Term 2 choices remain correct.)||06 December 2017|
|Programme transfers||Applications to transfer programmes during the 2017-18 sesison to be made via Portico.||31 October 2017|
|Applications to transfer from the BSc Computer Science to MEng Computer Science to be made via Portico (only once permisison have been given by the Programme Director.)||TBC ~July 2018|
|Study Abroad Year transfer applications||Applications to transfer to the MEng (International Programme) to be made via Portico (only once permisison have been given by the Study Abroad Tutor.)||25 November 2017|
4.4.2.Reading Weeks at Computer Science
The department operates Reading Weeks in Week 7 (Term 1) and Week 25 (Term 2). During these weeks there is normally no timetabled Computer Science teaching, allowing time for completing coursework and self-study. If a module run by another department is taken, then that department’s reading week policy applies.
4.4.3.IEP Scenarios and Challenges
Students on the BSc/ MEng Computer Science will take part in Challenges (Year 1), Scenarios (Years 1 and 2) and 'How to Change the World' (Year 2). Details are available via the Engineering IEP website.
|Year 1||Challenge 1||Term 1: Weeks 7-10|
|Challenge 2||Term 1: Weeks 12-16|
|Scenario 1||Term 2: Week 24|
|Scenario 2||Term 2: Week 30|
|Year 2||Scenario 3||Term 1: Week 10|
|Scenario 4||Term 1: Week 16|
|Scenario 5||Term 2: Week 20|
|Scenario 6||Term 2: Week 26|
|How to Change the World||Term 3: Weeks 41-42|