Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module will provide students with an overview of the core concepts of the discipline, and act as a foundation for other modules covering these topics in more detail. It will enable students to understand the links between individual modules on their course, and to understand them properly in context.With respect to the 10 Keele Graduate Attributes this module will allow students to:obtain an overview of the core concepts of the discipline (helping to develop graduate attributes 1, 2, 3);gain the knowledge and skills that act as a foundation for other modules covering these topics in more detail (helping to develop graduate attributes 3, 5, 6); understand some of the links between individual modules on their course, and to understand them properly in context (helping to develop graduate attributes 7, 10).
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/csc-10029/lists
To enable students to understand what the fundamental concepts are in computer science, and how these concepts link with each other.
Intended Learning Outcomes
identify and explain core concepts of the key technologies and physical infrastructure elements used in computing: 1identify and explain how computing interacts with social, organisational and individual user factors: 1select and apply appropriate IT applications and information handling techniques: 1identify and explain core concepts of the nature, development and use of software: 1
Lectures: 20 hoursTutorials and practicals: 10 hoursUnsupervised Self study: 118 hoursonline open-book examination: 2 hours
1: Open Book Examination weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Online open-book examThis exam will have short-answer questions focusing on theoretical as well as problem-solving skills learned in the module. The exam will have three questions and candidates are asked to attempt all three questions. The paper will be released on the KLE as a Word document on the morning of the Exam and should be completed within 24 hours. Students should answer each question using Word, clearly labelling each question as they provide their answers. Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.
Although students have been given a significant amount of time to complete this exam paper, we expect most students to complete the exam in about 2 hours. International students will be asked to notify the School if they need an extension due to different time zones.