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This is a semester one module designed for students taking degrees involving Computing Science. It introduces the basic principles of computer systems and computer programming.Lecturers
20 credits at SCQF level 8
By the end of the module students will acquire:
Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and techniques to unseen problems without reference to notes, and to work independently and under a time constraint.Contents
To be eligible to pass the module, students must:
If you do not fulfil the requirements you will be awarded grade X for the module. [See paragraph 61 of the Undergraduate Regulations on Assessment]Coursework extensions
Students who can show good cause may be permitted extensions to coursework deadlines. "Good cause" may include illness, for which a medical certificate or other evidence will be required. Students must request an extension by contacting the module coordinator, supplying relevant evidence, no later than seven days after the published assignment deadline. Extensions will be granted for acceptable reasons only, and will not normally be beyond such time as solutions and feedback are returned to the rest of the class. [See Section 6.2.6 of the Academic Policy Handbook]Late submission of coursework
Coursework that is submitted late will be accepted up to seven days after the published deadline (or expiry of any agreed extension) but the mark will be lowered by three marks per day or part thereof. After seven days the piece of work will be deemed a non-submission. [See paragraph 66-68 of the Undergraduate Regulations on Assessment]Repeat assessments
Students who fulfil the module requirements, but obtain an overall fail mark (0-39) are eligible for repeat assessment. In most cases, this will be a repeat class test. Repeats are not permitted for laboratory checkpoints or group work. The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 40.Discretionary repeat assessments
In exceptional circumstances, a student who has not met all the module requirements, following the Main examination period, may be permitted a discretionary repeat. This may be a repeat class test. Repeats are not permitted for laboratory checkpoints or group work. The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 40. If you are granted a discretionary repeat assessment but do not attempt it, you will be awarded grade X for the module.
In deciding whether to grant a discretionary repeat, the Examiners will consider your record of attendance and engagement in the module. Students with a poor attendance record will not normally be permitted a discretionary repeat.Attendance recording
Attendance at lectures, tutorials and practical classes will be recorded. If you are unable to attend a class, please email the module organizer, and submit a self-certification of absence via the Portal, if appropriate. The University has a policy of monitoring attendance. Repeated absence will be followed up in order to identify any problems at an early stage and to offer students appropriate support.