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CS1005   Computer Science in Everyday Life

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon

This module introduces key ideas of Computer Science through examination of the working of devices and services which are part of modern everyday life, such as search engines, health informatics, mobile computing and social networking sites. Students are led to develop an understanding of some fundamentals of Computer Science, as well as gaining transferable skills such as critical reading, research in the technical literature, data analysis and essay writing.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

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%


Module teaching staff: TBC Module coordinator(s): First Level Coordinator - Computer Science (