Undergraduate Course: Computer Science Large Practical (INFR09044)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||**Replaced by new course - Informatics Large Practical (INFR09051)**
The Computer Science Large Practical exposes students to the problems that arise with the design and implementation of large scale computer systems, and to methods of coping with such problems.
- Design clearly and coherently structured systems
- Choose the appropriate means of implementation
- Discover and use relevant information
- Schedule their work load
- Present their work in a clear and concise way.
This 20 credit course replaces INFR09040 Computer Science Large Practical (10 credits).
This project gives students experience in developing a non-trivial software system and providing some analysis of its behaviour. In particular the student gains practical experience of:
- Design: ensuring the requirement is well scoped and defined and constructing a design at a level of detail that allows some prediction of the behaviour of the system without committing to implementation detail.
- Implementation: implementing and testing a working prototype of the design.
- Analysis: providing some analysis of the characteristics of the design.
Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: Computer Based Systems, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design, Professionalism
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Plan to manage complex systems with competing requirements, read technical papers and extract relevant content.
- Consider and compare possible structures for a design.
- Plan to manage their time and resources in completing a large project.
- Implement and debug a computer system of medium to large size.
- Analyse the performance of a system, and write clear and concise documentation.
|Course organiser||Dr Stephen Gilmore
Tel: (0131 6)50 5189
|Course secretary||Miss Lisa Branney
Tel: (0131 6)51 7607