Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2013–14

Topical Issues

Principal lecturer: Dr Robert Harle
Taken by: Part II
Past exam questions: Topical Issues, Additional Topics
Information for supervisors (contact lecturer for access permission)

No. of lectures: 12
Suggested hours of supervisions: 3


The aim of this course is to broaden the experience of students by asking expert guest lecturers to discuss real-world issues which are of current interest to the computer community. The course title has changed from “Additional Topics” to “Topical Issues” in 2010-11 for clarity only: the substance of the course remains the same.


At the end of the course students should

  • realise that the range of issues affecting the computer community is very broad;

  • be able to take part in discussions on several subjects at the frontier of modern computer engineering.