|ITNP023 - Foundations of Information Technology Autumn 2016|
|Foundations of Information Technology Autumn 2016|
A basic understanding of fundamental topics in Computing Science, including the operation of computer systems and networks at all levels of abstraction. In particular,
Computer Science: An Overview, J. G. Brookshear, latest edition, Addison-Wesley (strongly
Y. Rogers, H. Sharp, and J. Preece. Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, Wiley, 2011 (3rd edition). ISBN 978-0-470-66576-3.
B. Shneiderman, C. Plaisant, M. Cohen, S. Jacobs. Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, Pearson, 5th edition 2010 (earlier editions are acceptable alternatives), ISBN 978-0-321-60148-3.
There are two assessment components for this module - an assignment worth 30% and an exam worth 70%.Requirements
In order to be considered for a pass grade for the module you must:
Non-submission of the assessed coursework will result in the award
of grade X for the module as a whole. Assessed coursework submitted
late will be accepted up to seven calendar days after the submission
date (or expiry of any agreed extension) but the grade will be lowered
by three marks per day or part thereof. After seven days the piece of
work will be deemed a non-submission. If the piece of work is
compulsory, the student will be deemed to have failed the module, due
to failure to comply with published requirements.
If a student is unable to attend the Main examination, he/she must apply to the Student Programmes Office for a Deferred examination. If a Deferred examination is not granted, then the Examiners may allow a Repeat examination. The maximum mark for the module that can be awarded for a second attempt is the pass mark i.e. 50.
Assessment guidelines can be found here.Attendance
You are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials, and practical classes, in order to derive the maximum benefit from your time at University. It is your responsibility to make the most of the opportunities for education offered to you by the University.Plagiarism
Work which is submitted for assessment must be your own work. All students should note that the University has a formal policy on plagiarism which can be found at http://www.quality.stir.ac.uk/ac-policy/Misconduct.php.
Plagiarism means presenting the work of others as though it were your own.
The University takes a very serious view of plagiarism, and the penalties can be severe
(ranging from a reduced grade in the assessment, through a fail grade for the module,
to expulsion from the University for more serious, or repeated, offences).
Specific guidance in relation to Computing Science assignments may be found in the
Postgraduate Student Handbook.
This module has no prescribed classes.