- Code COMP1007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Please note this course is not running in 2018.
This course enables students from non-technical backgrounds to develop a mental model of algorithm design as well as provide them with the skills to handle common tools in Computer Science. The transition from a general idea into a formal description which can be formally evaluated and machine executed is a central conceptual skill which this course offers. Beyond that the course will also eliminate the aura of magic surrounding common tools in Computer Science. While the course is not a basic programming course, it will prepare the grounds for an efficient learning process for further, more specific Computer Science courses, like for example solving problems by means of computer programming.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate the ability to translate an informal process into a form description.
- Transform formal descriptions to make them suitable for specific purposes (like machine execution).
- Apply tools to analyse formal descriptions and to interpret (error-) messages from such tools correctly.
- Use common tools in Computer Science effectively and efficiently.
- Communicate the differences between a formal and an informal description clearly.
Indicative AssessmentAssignments (40%); Final Exam (60%)
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WorkloadUp to 60 hours of total face-time, which includes interactions with lectures and tutors. Up to 60 hours of total preparation, repeat, assignment and practical exercise time.
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