Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 7
This module explores various aspects of data storage, processing and analysis. Programming skills are reinforced through a range of exercises and practicals covering various aspects of data handling. Topics include: persistent data formats; files and databases; file manipulation; binary and textual data; data processing using open source libraries; database design and use; object-relational mapping frameworks; processing and analysing data; issues of scale. Themes related to current research in the area of data science and big data are emphasised.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS1002
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CS2101
Weekly contact: 4 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 x 3-hour practical class.
Scheduled learning hours: 88
Guided independent study hours: 112
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%