Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
This module studies the design and implementation of programming languages. Topics include language design principles, abstract syntax, evaluation mechanisms, binding, type systems, polymorphism, data encapsulation, exceptions, formal definition of programming languages, compiling techniques, abstract machine design, run-time systems and garbage collection.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS2002 and ( pass CS2001 or pass CS2101 )
Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and fortnightly tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 26
Guided independent study hours: 124
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%