Module Details

Module Code: COMP C8055
Full Title Introduction to Computing
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner: Tony McCarron
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will understand the core principles of computer systems including number systems, operating systems, basic networking , along with technology trends and their impact on modern business infrastructure. They will also be introduced to the fundamental structures of high-level programming.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Explain the typical formats used for representing information in the computer
MLO2 Explain the interaction between the hardware, the operating system, the application software and the user of a modern computer system
MLO3 Describe the structure of a typical operating system and relate how it is organised to hide the underlying machine architecture
MLO4 Describe how information is transferred in Local Area Networks and across the Internet
MLO5 Take a simple problem statement and analyse, design, implement and test a solution.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Computer Systems
­Data Representation, ­Computer Architecture, ­Computer Hardware, ­Operating Systems, ­ Networks
Programming constructs
Variables, types, expression and assignment
­Control structures
Conditional and iterative control structures
­Variable Scope
Local and global variables
­Methods
Method definition, invocation, parameter passing, return types, and method overloading
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
An MCQ exami covering the non-programming parts of the module.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The formative assessment will normally take the form of a small project and presentation on the hardare of modern computer ICT systems.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The formative assessment will normally take the form of practical lab based tests, and a small group project . Students will be given a simple problem statement and will be required to analyse, design, code and test a solution to the problem. The assessment criteria will be concerned with the students’ demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply basic programming control structures and user-defined functions to solve simple problems and a demonstrated ability to test their solutions.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The formative assessment will normally take the form of practical lab based tests, and a small group project . Students will be given a simple problem statement and will be required to analyse, design, code and test a solution to the problem. The assessment criteria will be concerned with the students’ demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply basic programming control structures and user-defined functions to solve simple problems and a demonstrated ability to test their solutions.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The formative assessment will normally take the form of a small project and presentation on the hardware of modern ICT systems.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
This will be an MCQ assessment covering the non-programming aspects of the module.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Reassessment will normally consist of a similar programming assignment under lab-based exam conditions.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact In the practical sessions, the delivery of new material will be integrated with the practical implementation of that material (approximately: 40% delivery, 60% implementation). This flexible mode of teaching allows students to derive maximum benefit from the sessions. Students will work both individually and in groups to enhance their learning. Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact In the practical sessions, the delivery of new material will be integrated with the practical implementation of that material (approximately: 40% delivery, 60% implementation). This flexible mode of teaching allows students to derive maximum benefit from the sessions. Students will work both individually and in groups to enhance their learning. Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Vystavěl, Radek. (2017), C# Programming for Absolute Beginners, 1. Apress, p.356, [ISBN: 978-1-4842-33].
  • Sharp, John. (2013), Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step, 1st ed.. Microsoft Press, p.825, [ISBN: 978-0-7356-8].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jennifer Greene, Andrew Stellman. (2013), Head First C#, 3rd ed.. O'Reilly Media Formats, p.1100, [ISBN: 978-1-4493-58].
  • Jay Hilyard, Stephen Teilhet. (2015), C# 6.0 Cookbook, 1st ed.. O'Reilly Media Formats, [ISBN: 978-1-4919-21].
  • Blundell, B.G.. (2007), Computer Systems and Networks, Thomson, [ISBN: 978-1-84480-639-3].
  • Forouzan, B.A.. (2007), Data Communications and Networking, McGraw-Hill, [ISBN: 007-125442-0].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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