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CS1003   Programming with Data

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Lectures: 3.00 pm Mon and Tue, Exercise classes: either 9.00 am or 10.00 am Wed and Thu

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS1002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CS2101

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 x 3-hour practical class.

Scheduled learning hours: 88

Guided independent study hours: 112

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%