CSC1031 : Fundamentals of Computing
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jason Steggles
- Lecturer: Dr Neil Speirs
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To develop confidence in the use of fundamental techniques in Computer Science.
To provide a knowledge of the formal concepts essential for study and professional practice in Computing Science and Software Engineering.
To practice the basic techniques for modelling and solving computing problems.
To prepare students for the more advanced topics they will encounter on their degree.
To develop an awareness of the role of formal techniques in Computing Science.
Outline Of Syllabus
Numbers and their Representation
Real Valued Functions
Vector and Matrices
Relations and Functions
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||40||1:00||40:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||40||1:00||40:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||40||0:30||20:00||Revision for end of semester exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||End of semester examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||24||1:00||24:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||2||10:00||20:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||54||1:00||54:00||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.
Tutorials will be used to emphasise the learning material and its application to the solution of problems and exercises set as coursework, during which students will analyse problems as individuals and in teams.
Further practical application related to this material will be developed in the co-requisite modules Portfolio 1 and Portfolio 2.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||10||Equivalent of 1000 words|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||10||Equivalent of 1000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The PC exam will be used to assess students' knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the key mathematical topics covered in the course. The coursework assignments will be used to help develop and assess students' understanding of and abilities to practically apply core techniques introduced within the course.
NB. This module has both “Exam assessment” and “Other assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either falls below 35%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 35%