Undergraduate Course: Enterprise Computing (INFR10060)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Enterprise computing is the name given to distributed computing as practised in medium-sized or large organisations where the need to share data between physically-distributed sites is the primary motivator for the creation of a distributed system. The course is biased towards the acquisition of practical skills rather than an investigation of the theoretical limitations of distributed systems. The aim is to treat the dominant relevant technologies in depth rather than to give a more superficial survey of a larger number of technologies. The technologies studied are based on XML (the eXtensible Markup Language) as a data representation language and Java as a companion programming language for distributed programming.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is open to all Informatics students including those on joint degrees. For external students where this course is not listed in your DPT, please seek special permission from the course organiser.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 75%, Coursework 25%, Practical Exam 0%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| 1 - This course provides an introduction to the design and implementation of distributed computing systems and encourages an understanding of semi-structured data. This understanding is demonstrated by being able to construct small-scale examples of systems which use these components.
2 - The intellectual skills encouraged by the course include the ability to reason about the effect of design on remote evaluation, recovery from failures and performance. These skills can be applied in the design of new enterprise systems or the modification of existing ones.
3 - The practical skills acquired in the course include understanding XML parsing technology, client-server systems and multi-tier systems, Java distributed programming techniques and Web services. Students demonstrate their understanding of this technology through essay-based examination questions and programming exercises undertaken as coursework.
4 - The transferrable skills acquired in the course include design of distributed computing systems and modern data structuring methods. Students display these skills through being able to use the APIs and technology of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform productively.
|Course organiser||Dr Stephen Gilmore
Tel: (0131 6)50 5189
|Course secretary||Mrs Victoria Swann
Tel: (0131 6)51 7607
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