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Module Title LC Concepts of Computer Science
SchoolComputer Science
Department Computer Science
Module Code 06 31667
Module Lead Kashif Rajpoot
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites LC Programming in Java - (06 30392)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-33 hours
Tutorial-11 hours
Guided independent study-156 hours
Total: 200 hours
Exclusions
Description This module will introduce students without a background in Computer Science to the subject’s core concepts. The central concepts of algorithm and data structure will be introduced, and the importance of generalisation and abstraction discussed. The implementation of these concepts will be introduced using imperative and object-oriented programming techniques in the Java Programming language. The relationship between the computer’s hardware and software will be discussed: how programmes and data are represented, and how programmes are executed.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate a practical understanding of basic computer programming techniques
  • explain and apply the fundamental constructs of imperative and object-oriented programming
  • explain, apply, and implement simple data structures and algorithms
  • explain the importance of abstract models of computation and data
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between a computer’s hardware and software, and be able to explain how data is represented in programmes are executed by the computer
Assessment
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
2hr Examination (80%), Written and programming exercises (20%)

Reassessment:
2hr Examination (100%)
Other Dubai module. Birmingham-based module is 06 31663
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