CT5026: Algorithms and Software Design


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CT5026: Algorithms and Software Design

Module Title Algorithms and Software Design
Module Code CT5026
Module Tutor Ahsan Ikram
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description This module introduces fundamental concepts underpinning Computer Science including set theory, relations, and propositional logic. It presents data structures and algorithms for solving Computing problems and provides an insight into specification methods for software design.
Indicative Syllabus This module develops the understanding of data structures and their role in solving practical problems developed through examples. It provides experience of selecting and applying algorithms for solving a range of computing problems and it introduces UML static and dynamic notations for software design.
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. Analyse and evaluate an algorithm's computational performance and compare and evaluate alternatives based on the relative relevance and significance.
  2. Understand concepts such as set theory, relations, and propositional logic.
  3. Evaluate and reflect on various data structures.
  4. Understand different approaches for software design and professionally document softwares using UML.
  5. Apply skills relevant for academic progression and career development within the sector.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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