CSC8106 : System Evaluation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Nigel Thomas
- Lecturer: Dr Stephen McGough
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The aim of this module is to teach students generic principles for design and evaluation of computer and communication systems, including large scale enterprise systems and other Internet-based systems. The course aims at providing rigorous approaches, including those based on quantitative measurable techniques. Students that have taken this module will learn about a set of techniques and tools that makes them better equipped to design large systems, assess problems in existing systems and dimension or configure existing systems.
Outline Of Syllabus
Design and Evaluation Processes
Quantitative approaches throughout system design, deployment and lifecycle
Metrics, metrology and computer system measurement approaches
Model-based approaches for planning and dimensioning of large scale systems
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||28||0:30||14:00||Revision for end of Semester exam & exam duration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||1:00||24:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||6||1:00||6:00||Practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||12||1:00||12:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||20||1:00||20:00||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.
This is a very practical subject, and it is important that the learning materials are supported by hands-on opportunities provided by practical classes. Students are expected to spend time on coursework outside timetabled practical classes.
Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.
Students should set aside sufficient time to revise for the end of semester exam.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||1||M||20||development of web applications coursework (18 hours)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination will consist of a set of questions requiring the students to show depth of understanding of a significant number of the concepts introduced. The coursework assesses practical application of taught material by developing web applications.
Study abroad students may request to take their exam before the semester 1 exam period, in which case the length of the exam may differ from that shown in the MOF.
N.B. This module has both “Exam Assessment” and “Other Assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either assessment falls below 40%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 40%.