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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Computer Science Tripos, Part IB, 2021-22

This Announcement relates to Regulation 14 of the Computer Science Tripos which is as follows:

14. A candidate for Part I B shall submit to the Head of the Department a portfolio of assessed laboratory work. The Head of the Department shall announce not later than the division of the Michaelmas Term next preceding the examination the nature of the laboratory work to be undertaken and the dates by which, and the manner in which, the results of such work are to be presented. The Examiners shall be provided by the Head of the Department with assessments of the work  submitted by each candidate, and shall take these assessments into account when assigning marks for the examination.

Note that this Regulation applies to all candidates whether or not they are for honours.

Work to be Undertaken

During 2021–22, Part IB candidates are required to undertake the following units of assessed course work.

All Part IB candidates should complete the following ticks:

Exercise Deadline
Further Java tick 1 5pm, Fri 19 November 2021
Further Java tick 2 5pm, Fri 3 December 2021
ECAD tick I  12 Noon, 28 January 2022
C programming tick 12 Noon, Mon 24 January 2022
Group Project (counting as four ticks) 12 Noon, 16 March 2022
Further Graphics tick 5pm, 28 October 2021

Further information, including details of the reports which must be handed in and the full ticks which will be awarded for a complete set of satisfactory submissions, will be given by the proprietors of the associated classes. In particular there are internal deadlines for individual exercises that must be adhered to.

Candidates will be interviewed about the contents of their reports. The work must be completed to a high standard; this requires more than simply obtaining the required result.

Submission of Portfolio

To satisfy the requirements of Regulation 14, all reports will, once they have been accepted, be retained by the Department.

The Part IB examiners will be provided with the total number of ticks awarded to each candidate. Any shortfall from the required number of ticks incurs a penalty of 10 marks per missing tick. The maximum penalty is 100 marks (one full paper).

It is expected that all candidates achieve all the ticks allocated to their cohort.