Module 06-21933 (2014)
Fundamentals Intro to Computer Science
Level 4/M C
|Steven Vickers||Semester 1||10 credits|
The module will explore some of the fundamentals of computer science. Topics will include: introduction to number systems, the relationship between software and hardware, program structure, algorithms, data structures and their analysis.
The aims of this module are to:
- Introduce the fundamentals of stored program computing
- Introduce the reasoning principles for object-oriented computing
On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of computer hardware and software architectures
- Explain the relation between high level and low level code
- Explain and apply basic principles for reasoning about high level code
- Explain the main principles of object-oriented programming
- 06-21978 - ICY Introduction to Computer Science
2 hrs lectures/tutorials per week
Contact Hours: 24
Sessional: 1.5 hour examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%)
Supplementary (where allowed): 1.5 hour examination only (100%)
- CPUs and stored programs.
- Subroutines and stacks.
- High and low level; compilers, interpreters.
- Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and bytecode.
- Objects in JVM.
- Instance invariants.
- Loop invariants.
- Reasoning with recursion.
- Computability and complexity.
Programmes containing this module
- MSc Computer Science