The competition is for teams of up to five people, who solve coding problems against the clock.
Two teams from the University of East Anglia also got through the heats. One East Anglia team completed four of the five problems set. Four teams completed three problems and the other finalists managed two, with only a few minutes separating them.
Industry is represented in the final by games company Creative Assembly and a combined team from Zuken and Codemasters.
This was first published in March 2004