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CS551P: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

Students will learn the context of software development and engineering so that they know they are building the application needed by the client, and that it is being built well. This course is about the design of the software, and the software development life-cycle. We focus on moving from the idea of the software to its deployment and use by someone through the delivery of small working solutions that grow in features based on regular feedback, which helps improve the working solution. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nigel A Beacham
  • Dr Shouyong Jiang

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • MSc Information Technology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course starts your introduction to the development of software products with the exploration of tools to aid developmet.The course works through a range of topics covering the design of applications as well as how you develop larger applications. The topics include: 

  • Version control systems
  • Agile product development
  • Testing applications
  • Object orientated design
  • Refactoring design

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Practicals during University week s 29 - 31

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Summative Assessments

Quizzes

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Each student needs to participate in the session and complete set exercises, as well as answer quiz questions, which are marked automatically in MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe understanding of issues around deploying applications to the cloud.
ProceduralApplyAn ability to use a version control system for software development.
ProceduralCreateThe ability to apply an object oriented design solution to a problem.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply, techniques to support appropriate testing of a software application.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply agile product development to an application.

Online Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Feedback

Automated exam done in class so results known quickly.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe understanding of issues around deploying applications to the cloud.
ProceduralApplyAn ability to use a version control system for software development.
ProceduralCreateThe ability to apply an object oriented design solution to a problem.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply agile product development to an application.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply, techniques to support appropriate testing of a software application.

Computer Programming Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback in MyAberdeen about 2-3 weeks after submission.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe understanding of issues around deploying applications to the cloud.
ProceduralApplyAn ability to use a version control system for software development.
ProceduralCreateThe ability to apply an object oriented design solution to a problem.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply, techniques to support appropriate testing of a software application.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply agile product development to an application.

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback via MyAberdeen

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe understanding of issues around deploying applications to the cloud.
ProceduralApplyAn ability to use a version control system for software development.
ProceduralCreateThe ability to apply an object oriented design solution to a problem.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply, techniques to support appropriate testing of a software application.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply agile product development to an application.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe understanding of issues around deploying applications to the cloud.
ProceduralApplyAn ability to use a version control system for software development.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply, techniques to support appropriate testing of a software application.
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to apply agile product development to an application.
ProceduralCreateThe ability to apply an object oriented design solution to a problem.

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