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CS1029: MODELLING AND PROBLEM SOLVING FOR COMPUTING (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to techniques that support problem solving and modelling with computers, and concepts and methods that are fundamental to computing science. The techniques and concepts will be illustrated with numerous computing examples.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bjoern O Schelter

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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will introduce students to techniques that support problem solving and modelling with computers, and concepts and methods that are fundamental to computing science. It will draw upon methods from logic, and on discrete and continuous mathematics. The techniques and concepts will be illustrated with numerous computing examples.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 8 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Learning Outcomes
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Continuous Assessment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam 80%, Continuous Assessment mark carried forward 20%

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge of basic concepts that support modelling and problem solving activities in elementary computing science and beyond.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge of the role of mathematics in supporting computing activities, particularly programming.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the concept of proof, and different types of proof.
ProceduralCreateSkill in creatively applying modelling techniques to describe problems that are studied in computing science
ReflectionCreateSkill in solving modelled problems with mathematical or computational techniques, and the ability to evaluate solutions and models.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge of basic concepts that support modelling and problem solving activities in elementary computing science and beyond.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge of the role of mathematics in supporting computing activities, particularly programming.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the concept of proof, and different types of proof.
ProceduralCreateSkill in creatively applying modelling techniques to describe problems that are studied in computing science
ReflectionCreateSkill in solving modelled problems with mathematical or computational techniques, and the ability to evaluate solutions and models.

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