20 credits at SCQF 8, Undergraduate Course
None, though a basic familiarity with computer systems and knowledge of some HTML will be helpful.
By the end of the module students will understand:
They will have gained the practical skills to be able to:
Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and techniques to unseen problems, to work independently and under a time constraint.
One assignment worth 35%.
Practical checkpoints worth 30%
One exam worth 35%
To be announced
In order to obtain a pass grade for the unit you must:
Non-submission of the assessed coursework will result in the award of No Grade for the module as a whole. Assessed coursework submitted late will be accepted up to five days after the submission date (or expiry of any agreed extension) but the grade will be lowered by one grade point per day or part thereof. After five days the piece of work will be deemed a non-submission, and will result in the award of No Grade for the module as a whole. This rule (regarding coursework) may be relaxed for students who can show good cause for failure to submit. Good cause may include illness (for which a medical certificate or other evidence will be required).
If a student is unable to attend the Main examination, he/she must apply to the Student Programmes Office for a Deferred examination. If a Deferred examination is not granted, then the Examiners may allow a Repeat examination.
Students who obtain a grade 4A, 4B or 4C for the module following the main examination will be eligible for a Repeat examination. The grade awarded following a Repeat examination is capped at 3C.
You are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials, and practical classes, in order to derive the maximum benefit from your time at University. It is your responsibility to make the most of the opportunities for education offered to you by the University.
Plagiarism means presenting the work of others as though it were your own. The University takes a very serious view of plagiarism, and the penalties can be severe (ranging from a reduced grade in the assessment, through a fail grade for the module, to expulsion from the University for more serious, or repeated, offences). See the University guidelines on this at http://www.quality.stir.ac.uk/ac-policy/Misconduct.php
You will receive a copy of the Computing Science student handbook. You should read this carefully, particularly the sections on assessment and plagiarism. There is also useful information in there about course structure, which will help you plan your future module choices in Computing. The handbook is also available online at http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/courses/ug-handbook.pdf