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CS5020   Principles of Computer Communication Systems

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module aims to equip students with a deep knowledge of fundamental concepts and terminologies of computer communication systems (CCS). It will illustrate fundamental principles with reference to widely-used systems and technologies for CCS and enable students to use high level tools for networked systems configuration, exploration and management of CCS. Students will also be made aware of security and privacy principles and how they are used in CCS.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Undergraduate - Before taking this module you must pass CS2002 and (pass CS2001 or pass CS2101)

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CS3102

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 6 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 119

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): Director of Postgraduate Teaching - Computer Science (