Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Cameron Gray
Overall aims and purpose
Familiarise students with computer software, tools and techniques. Support taught courses by looking at practical examples that highlight important computer science concepts. Develop logical problems solving skills.
• Intermediate level programming exercises using C#. Continuing use of an appropriate software development environment.
• Introduction to SQL databases available and configuration of an SQL database.
• Building a database structure in an embedded SQL database and populating the tables with a set of data provided
• Use of library classes; e.g. lists, stacks, queues, maps, sets, trees; definition of new data types; classes as attributes; encapsulation.
• Understanding the exception mechanisms found in C#. try-catch statements.
• Windows GUIs with WPF applications.
• Investigate and utilize advanced features. E.g. Sockets, Threading and Events.
Learning outcomes mapped to assessment criteria
Intermediate Programming Skills using C#.
|Understanding of intermediate level programming concepts. Can design, build and optimize non trivial programs using C#||Knowledge of intermediate level programming concepts. Can write trivial programs using C#||Mastery of intermediate level programming concepts. Can reliably construct, compile and debug non-trivial C# programs.|
Ability to follow a development process, from design to testing.
|Complete a basic process to produce a working piece of software.||Follow the basic process, completing all documentation to produce working, tested software.||Select an appropriate process, complete all necessary documentation to produce working, tested software. Able to use another's documentation to complete testing of another's application.|
Ability to use SQL statements to create and manipulate a database
|Ability to create tables, insert and retrieve data within a database.||Create relational tables and insert data into them and retrieve specific data using complex queries||Mastery of the SQL syntax, producing optimized database implementations and efficient queries|
Make use of classes found in the .NET framework.
|Uses a variety of library classes found in the .NET framework.||Can create Lists, populate them, retrieve and utilize data from them.||Is able to investigate the .NET framework documentation to discover existing solutions to problems and avoid having to implement already existing classes.|
Exception handling / Robust programming
|Can design solutions to potential exceptions that provide diagnostic output||Can handle run-time exceptions||Can make programs that are extremely robust to potential exceptions and provide programmatic solutions.|
Graphical User Interfaces
|Can provide simple graphical input and output solutions utilizing buttons and text boxes.||Can make a program that is in some way controlled by a graphical user interface.||Can produce advanced user interface solutions that makes use of graphics and dynamic input.|
Understanding of the types of software testing, how to construct appropriate defect reports and their uses to limit the number of defects in software.
|Can construct a test-plan to be followed by a human tester.||Utilises unit tests to provide automated testing of individual components in addition to human testing.||Provides a full unit test suite, uses additional automated testing for integration tests as well as human black-box and open-box testing.|
Ability to capture requirements and convert those into the appropriate application logic, using intermediary pseudo-code where necessary.
|Can describe a set of user requirements accurately.||Describes user requirements succinctly using the MoSCoW priority system and can convert these requirements into broad brush algorithms in pseudo code.||Accurately describes requirements with priorities and converts them through pseudo code to the final C# code with appropriate detail where necessary.|
|CLASS TEST||Syntax Class Test||
C# Syntax Test assessed via Blackboard. Time allowed includes all PLSP adjustments and is applied to everyone.
|Written assignment, including essay||Development Portfolio - Documentation||35|
|COURSEWORK||Final Program Listings||35|
|COURSEWORK||Test Plan Exercise||20|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Taught material including syntax, algorithmics and problem analysis.
Laboratory exercises and drills.
Individual research and reading based on sign-posted material.
Development, construction, documentation and testing of the students' portfolio work.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
- Knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, principles & theories
- Use of such knowledge in modelling and design
- Problem solving strategies
- Analyse if/how a system meets current and future requirements
- Deploy theory in design, implementation and evaluation of systems
- Specify, design or construct computer-based systems
- Deploy tools effectively
- Development of general transferable skills
- Deploy systems to meet business goals
- Methods, techniques and tools for information modelling, management and security
- Specify, deploy, verify and maintain information systems
- Defining problems, managing design process and evaluating outcomes
- System Design
- Knowledge and/or understanding of appropriate scientific and engineering principles
- Knowledge and understanding of computational modelling
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/icp-2052.html
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
- ICP-3033: Operating Systems & Networks
- ICP-3042: New Technologies
- ICP-3123: Internet Tech for E-Commerce
- ICP-3025: Apps Artificial Intelligence
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- I110: BSc Computer Information Systems year 2 (BSC/CIS)
- I11B: BSc Computer Information Systems (4 year with Incorp Found) year 2 (BSC/CIS1)
- IN00: BSc Computer Information Systems for Business year 2 (BSC/CISB)
- IN0B: BSc Computer Information Sys for Bus (4 year w Incorp Found) year 2 (BSC/CISB1)