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CS5032   Critical Systems Engineering

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.

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts and development techniques used for critical, socio-technical systems. When students have completed this module they will: understand the notion of system dependability and the key characteristics of dependable systems; understand the specialised software engineering techniques that may be used to ensure dependable system operation; have practical experience of applying some of these techniques in systems specification, design or implementation.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Undergraduate - Before taking this module you must pass CS3099

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Weekly lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes.

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 125

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 (