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This module introduces students to the basic techniques of pre-calculus mathematics as well as statistics relevant to their particular degree scheme,
This module teaches students the fundamentals of programming in Java. Students will learn to develop and debug simple programs using basic programming concepts (assignments, if statements, loops, methods); data types (scalars, arrays, arraylists); and basic object-oriented programming concepts (objects and classes). They will also learn to write programs to a professional standard - programs that both work and are accessible and maintainable by other professional programmers. The module will place less emphasis on traditional lectures - there be one per week - and instead (a) more time will be spent in laboratories gaining hand-on experience; and (b) material will be available both in the form of extensive written notes and short screen capture videos, explaining and demonstrating tools, concepts and their applications.
This module gives an overview of some of the main principles underlying computers and computing from both a theoretical and an applied point of view. It includes a brief history of computers and software, an introduction to the representation of data and the basic components of a computer, the basic features of operating systems, file systems, computer networks, the world wide web, and some basic issues of computer security. A brief discussion on the use of formal methods in specifying computer systems is also given.