CSC8634 : Cloud Computing with Project
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Dr Matthew Forshaw
- Lecturer: Professor Raj Ranjan
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
Cloud Computing offers scalable computing resources on-demand. Accessible over the Internet, with a pay-as-you-go payment model, cloud has the potential to revolutionise the ways in which computer systems are acquired, deployed and managed.
In order to successfully design and build scalable systems on clouds, a range of knowledge and skills are needed. This module will introduce and examine cloud computing. It will describe the software components from which cloud infrastructure and platforms are constructed. Methods for building scalable cloud applications will be described and explained. Case studies drawn from industrial applications of cloud computing will be used throughout to motivate the exploration of clouds.
Outline Of Syllabus
- Cloud Computing Architecture: Infrastructure, Platforms and Software
- Cloud Platform Components for Processing and Storage
- Virtual Machines
- Scalable Computing Patterns for the Cloud
- Cloud Computing Case Studies
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||0:30||0:30||Oral examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||5||0:30||2:30||Preparation for oral examinaton|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||8||1:00||8:00||Background reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||1:00||22:00||Lecture follow up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||8||1:00||8:00||Practical Sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||21||1:00||21:00||Extended project coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||16||1:00||16:00||Coursework project building a system in the cloud|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures explain the underpinning principles for the module and the technologies that support cloud computing. Lectures are complemented by supervised practical sessions to guide the application of these principles using suitable computational tools. The practical work builds up experience working with a computational toolset that is used to complete two projects working with data from a real-world context.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||30||Build a system on the cloud|
|Report||1||M||70||Extended technical project Word count: Up to 1,500|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|Oral Examination||M||Structured discussion including a software demonstration and reflection on the key learning objectives of the project work.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Project work develops and tests the students' ability to design and implement cloud systems.
The semi structured interview facilitates a reflective discussion about how individual students have met the learning objectives of the module and how the principles of cloud computing are embedded in the functionality of their software artefacts.