A week in the life of a computer science undergraduate
From lectures to laboratory-based practicals and personal tutorials, discover what a typical week looks like as a first-year BSc computer science student at Surrey.
How you'll learn
Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:
* Group work
* Laboratory-based practicals
* Online learning
Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays and reading.
We’ve also introduced hybrid learning, a mix of online and face-to-face sessions, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Your time at the University is precious and it will be filled with many ups and downs. Enjoy the journey, take all the opportunities along the way and make the most of it.”
Darina Georgieva, Computer Science BSc (Hons)
A typical week in your first year
In your first year, you'll receive approximately 20 contact hours each week.
11am-1pm – Web & Database Systems – Lecture
1-2pm – Programming Fundamentals – Lecture
10-11am – Foundations of Computing – Lab Work
11am-1pm – Personal Tutorial
2-4pm – Programming Fundamentals – Lab Work
10am-12pm – Web & Database Systems – Lab Work
Please note, Wednesday afternoons are left free for sporting and University society activities. Computer science students may wish to join ComSoc and HackSurrey, which organise hackathons and social events throughout the year.
9-11am Web & Database Systems – Lab Work
1-3pm – Computer Logic – Lecture
4-6pm – Computer Logic – Lab Work
9-10am – Programming Fundamentals – Tutorials
1-2pm – Foundations of Computing – Lecture
2-4pm – Programming Fundamentals – Lecture
4-5pm – Foundations of Computing – Tutorial
Disclaimer: The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.