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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Computer Science Tripos, Part IB, 2023-24

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

16. 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 2023-24, Part IB candidates are required to undertake and complete the following units of assessed coursework (ticks):

All Part IB candidates should complete the following ticks:

Exercise Deadline
Further Graphics tick 12 noon, Thursday 26 October 2023
C/C++ programming tick 12 noon, Monday 22 January 2024
ECAD tick 12 Noon, Friday 26 January 2024
Group Project (counting as four ticks) 5pm, Wednesday 13 March 2024

Further information will be given by the leaders of the associated classes. The deadlines stated above must be adhered to.

Candidates may 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. Fractions of ticks will not be awarded.

To satisfy the requirements of Regulation 16, assessed 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.


Approved by Department of Computer Science and Technology Faculty Board October 2023