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CS2003 The Internet and the Web: Concepts and Programming

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:11.00 am

This module introduces the student to the Internet and the World Wide Web from a Computer Science perspective. It consists of two complementary streams: computer networks and web-based computing. Both streams introduce key concepts, current technologies, programming abstractions and the practical aspects of developing web-based and network applications.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Computer Science BSc, Joint Computer Science degrees, Computer Science MSci

UG Co-requisite(s):CS2001 or CS2101
UG Modules required for:CS3102, CS3301

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:4 lectures, 1 tutorial and 2 x 3-hour practical class.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 110
  • Guided independent study: 190

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%


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