School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Dept of Computer Science

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How to Use This Catalogue

The course information, which appears in the format below, is designed to provide you with sufficient details about courses, their content and assessment methods and will help you choose your optional courses.

Course Code:

Course Title:

Course Co-ordinator:




Learning Outcomes:

Subject Mastery

Understanding, Knowledge and Subject-Specific Skills

Learning Outcomes:

Personal Abilities

Cognitive skills, Core Skills and Professional Awareness

Assessment Methods:



Many of the courses have on-line material available at the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VISION) which can be found at:


Course Code

The first character identifies the School (F = MACS)

The second digit identifies the discipline area (2=Computer Science).

The next digit is the SCQF level of the course:

SCQF Level 7 normally studied in Year 1

SCQF Level 8 normally studied in Year 2

SCQF Level 9 normally studied in Year 3

SCQF Level 10 normally studied in Year 4 (A zero in course codes)

SCQF Level 11 normally studied in Year 5/Postgraduate (A one in course codes)

The next 2 letters identify the topic.

The last digit identifies the semester in which the course is taught.

Courses coded C are delivered by the School of Management and Languages.

Course Co-ordinator:

The name of the member of staff who is responsible for delivery of the course


Students must have gained Grade D or above in the courses listed here in order to gain entry to the course.


A brief statement of what the course aims to do


A brief summary of what is included in the course

Learning Outcomes:

Subject Mastery

These will include Understanding, Knowledge and Cognitive Skills; Scholarship, Enquiry and Research (Research-Informed Learning)

Learning Outcomes:

Personal Abilities:

Industrial, Commercial & Professional Practice; Autonomy, Accountability & Working with Others; Communication, Numeracy & ICT

Assessment Methods:

Details of the weighting and type of assessment(s) and re-assessment (if any) for the course


It is the student’s responsibility to check all relevant examination timetables (including re-sits).



Examination Dates*

Examination Application Deadline

Examination Deferral Deadline

Examination Results Released

December 2012

30th November-7th December

1st September

1st November

31st January (currently under review)

June 2013

31st May-7th June

1st March

1st May

31st July (currently under review)

* The days on which the courses are assessed, and dates of future examination diets, are available from your Approved Learning Partner.
Only three types of calculator are allowed in examinations: Casio fx-85WA, Casio fx-85MS and Casio fx-85ES. Students must provide their own calculators. Students are not allowed to have mobile phones or other communication devices on or about their person during examinations. Phones may be left at the front of the examination room but must be switched off.

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