Dr Andrea Bracciali, Room 4B86, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Evan Magill, Room 4B84, email email@example.com
Dr Gabriela Ochoa, Room 4B104, email gabriela.ochoa[at]cs.stir.ac.uk
A basic understanding of fundamental topics in Computing Science, including the operation of computer systems and networks at all levels of abstraction. In particular,
Students will demonstrate an ability to apply theory and techniques to unseen problems (without reference to notes), to work independently, and to work under a time constraint.
This module is 15 credits at SCQF level 11.
There are two assessment components for this module - an assignment worth 40% and an exam worth 60%.
In order to be considered for a pass grade for the module you must:
Further details will be provided in due course.
Work which is submitted for assessment must be your own work. All students should note that the University has a formal policy on plagiarism which can be found at http://www.quality.stir.ac.uk/ac-policy/Misconduct.php.
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). Specific guidance in relation to Computing Science assignments may be found in the Postgraduate Student Handbook.
This module has no prescribed classes.
Computer Science: An Overview, J. G. Brookshear, latest edition, Addison-Wesley (strongly recommended)
Professional Issues in Software Engineering, F Bott et al, second edition, UCL press (background)