Computer Science

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Full-time

1 term (12 weeks)

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Brayford Pool

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Validated

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CMPEICUZ

Pre-Master's Computer Science and Engineering

This programme is designed to provide preparation for Master's study for student who don’t meet our usual entry requirements.

Our Alumni Scholarship can reduce fees by up to 20 per cent for UK students. See our Scholarship and Bursaries page for more information.

Key Information

Full-time

1 term (12 weeks)

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

CMPEICUZ

Welcome to Pre-Master's Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering are fast-moving disciplines where the demand for skills is increasing globally. This Pre-Master's programme is designed for students who do not meet our usual entry requirements but would like to study for a Master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering at the University of Lincoln.

Students study core modules which focus on research skills and mathematics, alongside English for academic purposes. In addition, students will undertake a module specific to computing or engineering to reflect their preferred progression pathway to Master's Degree study, providing a grounding in their specific subject area.

Degree Programme Progression

This programme starts in September 2022 and lasts one term (around 12 weeks).

After successfully completing the Pre-Master's Computer Science and Engineering programme and obtaining the required grade, students will have the option to progress onto one of the following Master’s programmes at the University of Lincoln starting in February 2023:

MSc Computer Science

MSc Engineering Management

How You Study

Students on the programme will study four 15 credit modules before progressing on their chosen pathway to Master's-level study. Of the four modules, three are core to both Computer Science and Engineering. The fourth module is specific to the chosen pathway. Engineering students will take the Computing for Engineers module and Computer Science students will take the Programming for Computer Science module.

An Introduction to Your Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

English for Academic Purposes (Computer Science and Engineering) 2022-23EAP3002MLevel 62022-23This module is designed to prepare students for Masters-level study in the College of Science. The module allows students to bridge the gap between undergraduate study and their future Masters programme, and to become a more independent learner, which is expected at a postgraduate level. The module will introduce students to the type of work they will be required to produce (presentations, reports, and a dissertation) and help them familiarise them with the UK higher education and University of Lincoln.CoreMathematics for Computing and Engineering 2022-23EGR3044MLevel 62022-23This module aims to refresh and develop students competencies in calculations using a range of mathematical tools necessary to support their progression onto their chosen pathway at Masters-level in Computing and Engineering. The module aims to build students' analytical skills through introduction of advanced topics. Formative assessments will be used to provide an opportunity for students to monitor their own academic progress. The application of mathematical theories in real-world scenarios will be used to improve computer literacy and to develop the ability to solve problems using numerical methods.CoreResearch Skills for Computing and Engineering 2022-23CMP3757MLevel 62022-23This module provides students with the opportunity to write a research proposal, survey relevant literature, and conduct independent study centred on a specific research question relating to computing and engineering. The purpose of this module is to prepare students to undertake research aspects of their study on their chosen pathway to Masters Degree study in Computing and Engineering.CoreComputing for Engineers 2022-23EGR2020MLevel 52022-23This module aims to refresh and develop students computer literacy and ability to write computer programs. The module will cover fundamental aspects of computer programming, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills alongside coding techniques that will support the study of modules on students' chosen pathway at Masters-level in Computing or Engineering. Students will be provided with opportunities to plan, write, and debug their own computer programs.OptionalProgramming for Computer Science 2022-23CMP2809MLevel 52022-23This module aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the general principles and practices of programming with respect to software development. Notions and techniques of programming are emphasised in the context of analysis, design, and implementation of software and algorithms. Great importance is placed upon the Object-Oriented paradigm and related concepts applied to algorithm and software development using the C++ programming language, however students will also be exposed to the principles and underlying theories pertaining to functional programming.Optional

How you are assessed

The way in which you will be assessed will vary from module to module. This may include coursework, written and practical assessment and exams, group work, or presentations.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

This programme is available to International students. Students must hold a recognised undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (other qualifications will be considered). Applicants must be aged 18+.

Before you apply, it is important that you carefully check the academic, English language, and age requirements you will need to meet. Full entry requirements can be found at:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/internationalcollege/entryrequirements

This page contains information regarding the general requirements you must meet before starting your studies as well as country-specific ones.

Fees and Scholarships

Students on this course may be eligible for a range of scholarships and bursaries once they successfully progress on to their chosen full degree programme.

Programme Fees

Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.