Module Name, Abbreviated Name, Code
Introduction to Software Development, ISD, BUCI021S7
30 credits, level 7
Alex Poulovassilis, David Weston
The main aim of this module is to allow students who hold a first degree in a subject other than computing to gain understanding of solving computational problems and of the software development process, which are fundamental to the study of information systems and informatics. The module covers the principles of designing, implementing and testing programs, with a specific focus on object-oriented design. The module explains the fundamental aspects of these techniques, and exemplifies them with respect to the Java programming language within a series of practical lab sessions. Students will be able to apply this knowledge in learning new programming languages, developing software systems, and managing software development projects within given time constraints.
None. However, students should work through "A Short Introduction to Computer Programming using Groovy", at ISD pre-reading
All dates and timetables are now listed in the programme booklets of the individual programmes.
Several pieces of practical coursework will be set.
By 2-hour written examination and practical coursework, weighting 50% and 50% respectively.
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