Through world-class teaching, MEng Computer Science students develop skills and intellectual rigour required for research and innovation, and the engineering expertise to create cutting-edge software systems. A strong focus on solving real-world problems is combined with building a deep understanding of computer science theory.

Applicants should note that eligibility to continue on the MEng Programme will be assessed at the end of Year 2.

Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP)

The IEP is an teaching framework that allows both specialist and interdisciplinary engineering education to be delivered intelligently across different engineering disciplines. It creates programmes that teach fundamental technical knowledge in tandem with interdisciplinary, research-based projects and professional skills.

Students still register for a core discipline, but alongside their studies in this discipline they also take part in activities that span across departments.  The programme is based on a number of innovative methods of teaching which encourage personal and professional development as part of the degree process. 

MEng Computer Science with a Year Abroad

MEng students have the opportunity to study at one of our partner institutions in the third year. All of our partners are elite institutions with excellent academic reputations in Computer Science. Further information on studying abroad can be found here.

 

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Elective Modules

  • All 15 credit FES IEP Minor Modules

Students choose 15 credits from these elective modules.

Students should ONLY choose the appropriate module from their Integrated Engineering Programme Minors – other choices will not be confirmed. It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that they register for the correct modules. See www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/integrated-engineering/minors for details.

Year 3

Elective Modules

  • All FES IEP Minor Modules

Students choose 30 credits from these elective modules.

Students should ONLY choose the appropriate module from their Integrated Engineering Programme Minors – other choices will not be confirmed. It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that they register for the correct modules. See www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/integrated-engineering/minors for details.

Year 4

Compulsory / Core Modules

All modules in this group are compulsory.

Optional Modules

Choose 90 credits from these optional modules.

All choices are subject to timetabling constraints and the approval of the relevant Module Tutor and the Programme Director. Students must ensure they meet the prerequisites for all modules chosen.

Syllabus content for all undergraduate modules can we found in the Department of Computer Science 2018/19 online syllabus pages.


Programme diet (modules available to you)

Your programme has a set curriculum (also called a diet) which prescribes in what combinations modules can be taken, any restrictions on doing so, and how much credit can and must be taken. The programme information pages show which modules form part of each programme, with links to descriptions and module syllabus information. Modules within a programme can be core, optional, or elective, which reflects whether they must be taken or are optionally taken.

Core modules

Core modules are fundamental to your programme’s core curriculum and are mandatory. You will automatically be registered on your programme's core modules, so will not have to select them. You are guaranteed a place on modules that are core for your programme. There will be no timetable clashes between core modules within a programme.

Optional modules

Optional modules are usually closely related to the programme's core curriculum and you will be able to choose which to take; choices are usually made from within specific groups (for example, choose two optional modules from one group and three from another, etc.) You are not guaranteed a place on optional modules as space is strictly limited. We allocate places on a first come, first serve basis, with preference given to Computer Science students over those of other departments. Bear in mind that some modules have prerequisites that must be met in order to be eligible for a place (see the module syllabus for information.)

Elective modules

Elective modules are usually not specifically related to the programme's curriculum. There is no guarantee of being accepted onto an elective module; they are core and/ or optional on other programme diets, so students on those programmes will be given priority. As with optional modules, some electives have prerequisites that must be met.


Deciding which modules to select

The programme information pages show which modules form part of each programme, with links to detailed module syllabus information and reading lists. You may be able to virtually audit lectures for some modules to get a sense of how the module is delivered. You can look up the timetable for each module via the common timetable to get a sense of the timetable that would eventuate from your module choices, which is an important consideration when making your final choices; you should aim to achieve a timetable that is feasible and will not stretch you too thinly.

Bear in mind that places on optional and elective modules are not guaranteed, so you might not always be able to take all your first choices. In that case, it is a good idea to have a second preference in mind.

If you need guidance with choosing which modules to select then please contact your Programme Director or the Departmental Tutor.

A levels

GradesA* A* A
SubjectsA* Mathematics required
Grades
(contextual offer)
A* A B (more about contextual offers)
Subjects
(contextual offer)
A* Mathematics required
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 www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points40
SubjectsWith a total of 20 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics, with no score below 5
Points
(contextual offer)
38 (more about contextual offers)
Subjects
(contextual offer)
With a total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics, with no score below 5.

Contextual offers

Eligible students who successfully complete the Access UCL scheme will receive a reduced offer as per the subjects and grades detailed above.

To check your eligibility, please visit:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/application/requirements/access-ucl.

English Language Requirements

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.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

UK/EU Fees: £TBC (2018/19)

Overseas Fees: £25,960 (2018/19)

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarship and Funding website.

Top graduate destinations:        

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • Credit Suisse
  • Accenture

Top graduate roles:                 

  • Software Engineer
  • Technology Consultant        
  • Web Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Senior Developer

Top further study destinations:

  • UCL
  • University of Cambridge
  • LSE
  • Berkeley

Average starting salary £31,120

Programme Administrator
Gertrud Levit
undergraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk 
+44 (0)20 7679 0324

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More information

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) using the course code G402. Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017