Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 7
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.
Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 40
Guided independent study hours: 160
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%