School of Computer Science

Module 06-25648 (2013)

Commercial Computing (Extended)

Level 4/M U

Andrew Howes Michael Mistry Semester 1 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Andrew Howes
Reviewer: Russell Beale

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.

Outline


Aims

The aims of this module are to:

  • Prepare students for leaving university and entering industry/commerce by bridging the gap between the academic view and the industrial/commercial view of Computer Science / Software Engineering (CS/SE)

  • Expose students to some of the breadth, variety and applications of CS/SE in current practice, helping them to see their degree as the foundation rather than the culmination of their education enhance the motivation and learning experience of students by drawing on the experience of industrial/commercial practitioners and the immediacy of current challenges that they are facing

  • Discuss some technical topics in CS/SE that have industrial/commercial relevance but for which there is little space elsewhere in the syllabus


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of an Industry/Commerce viewpoint on, or usage of, some issues or topics in CS/SE

  2. Demonstrate understanding of some topics in CS/SE that are of relevance to Industry/Commerce

  3. Carry out independent literature research on topics in CS/SE


Restrictions


Cannot be taken with


Teaching methods

2 hrs of lectures per week, mostly by visiting speakers from Industry/Commerce.

Contact Hours:

22


Assessment

  • Sessional: continuous assessment (100%).
  • Supplementary (where allowed): Repeat only.

The normal continuous assessment consists of technical reports. Full details will be found on the module web page.


Detailed Syllabus

  1. Software Engineering
  2. Software Technologies and Systems
  3. Managerial and Organizational Issues
  4. Legal issues

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