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Computer Science Tripos Part III
Scheme of Assessment
This page only documents Part III requirements which differ from those for the MPhil in ACS. Students should refer to that ACS page for requirements not overridden by this page.
As specified in the Head of Department's Notice for Part III, students must
- submit a project dissertation of up to 12,000 words (worth four modules, with effect from October 2015);
- take five taught modules, selected from those offered in each year in consultation with their Director of Studies, each of which is assessed independently.
The Marking and Classing guidance to examiners for the MEng degree resulting from Part III is that a Pass is awarded for average mark of 60% across all modules (including project), a Merit for 67% and a Distinction for 75%.
Coursework and Written Tests
The form of the taught modules and their assessment is identical to that of the MPhil in ACS.
Part III projects
Suggested guidelines to Part III project assessors: