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CS5033   Software Architecture

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module introduces students to the concept of software architecture, as an aid to software design, reuse and evolution. When students have completed this module, they will: have knowledge of the key elements of software architectures; recognise architectural styles of existing software systems; be able to describe the software architecture of a non-trivial system accurately; be able to construct systems that satisfy an architectural description; understand how software architecture aids design, reuse and evolution of software.

Relationship to other modules

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

Co-requisite(s): Postgraduate - you must also take CS5031

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 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%