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Computer Science

 

OVERVIEW

To prepare students for a career in the computing industry or allied research fields, who have the following characteristics:

A mastery of the practical skills and theoretical foundations of Computer Science, as described by the core of the Body of Knowledge (below).

Recognition of the context in which a computer system may function, including its interactions with organisations, individuals, and the physical world.

Understanding of how to apply the knowledge they have gained to solve real problems.

Awareness of the rapid technological change in computing, and the necessity of life-long learning. Recognition of the social, legal, ethical and cultural issues inherent in the discipline of computing.

Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Awareness of the broad applicability of computing, and the roles and responsibilities of a computing professional.

Knowledge and Understanding:

On completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following knowledge areas of the Computer Science Curriculum (IEEE/ACM CS2103):

Algorithms and Complexity

Architecture and Organization

Computational Science

Discrete Structures

Graphics and Visualization

Human-Computer Interaction

Information Assurance and Security

Information Management

Intelligent Systems

Networking and Communications

Operating Systems

Platform-based Development

Parallel and Distributed Computing

Programming Languages

Software Development Fundamentals

Software Engineering

Programme Year 1 :

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes should be enhanced/amended where applicable to include specific subject knowledge and subject-specific skills with reference to the relevant elements of the QAA Benchmark Statements

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-           demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of physics and mathematics as they will be developed in later years

-           demonstrate English Language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking as an initial basis on which to develop the academic study skills relevant to studies in Engineering

-           demonstrate independent language learning skills, more subject-specific English vocabulary and grammatical knowledge

-           demonstrate good and sensible laboratory practice and the reporting of experiments;

-           understand the ways of working an time management expected from Leeds University; in particular as preparation for further years students will demonstrate an understanding of how formative assessments will be used and how to make effective use of private study hours whose content will be less prescribed as the programme advances.

-           appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners

Transferable skills

You may find it helpful to provide a skills map.

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for progression onto their chosen Engineering subject

- skills necessary for carrying out effective private study and research in support of the modules

- confidence in communicating in English Language as it is required for further academic development- effective teamworking skills

- effective time management

- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility

Assessment:

You may find it more helpful to provide an assessment grid based on the core and optional modules. Any special arrangement, e.g., the inclusion of study abroad in the classification should be stated.

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to EnglishLanguage, Mathematics and Physics;

- demonstrating fundamental practical skills through physics laboratory work;

- demonstrating their ability to use their reading, writing and listening skills to complete a communicative task.

Learning Context:

-     The learning context for this year/award will be predictable, providing a familiarisation with science and language requirements as well as an appreciation of a particular learning environment in preparation for progression onto their chosen Engineering subject.

     Compulsory Modules:

-     Students will be required to study the following Leeds modules:

-     Students will be required to study the following XJTU modules (credit weightings approximate): Military Skills Training (3.3)

-     Military Theory (6.7)

-     Moral and legal foundation (10)

-     Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Theories of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics I (10) Physical Education I (6.7)

-     Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Theories of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics II (10) The Basic Principles of Marxism (10)

 

Programme Year 2 :

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ )

Learning Outcomes

 

The learning outcomes should be enhanced/amended where applicable to include specific subject knowledge and subject-specific skills with reference to the relevant elements of the QAA Benchmark Statements

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-           demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of physics and mathematics as they will be developed in later years

-           demonstrate English Language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking as an initial basis on which to develop the academic study skills relevant to studies in Engineering

-           demonstrate independent language learning skills, more subject-specific English vocabulary and grammatical knowledge

-           demonstrate good and sensible laboratory practice and the reporting of experiments;

-           understand the ways of working an time management expected from Leeds University; in particular as preparation for further years students will demonstrate an understanding of how formative assessments will be used and how to make effective use of private study hours whose content will be less prescribed as the programme advances.

-           appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners

Transferable (Key) Skills:

- Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;

- Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;

- Effective information-retrieval skills (including the use of browsers, search engines and catalogues).

- Skills in numeracy and literacy in both understanding and presenting cases involving a quantitative and qualitative dimension.

- Skills for the effective use of general information technology (IT) facilities.

Assessment:

- Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for

- The year/programme and will include:

- Demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- Work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;

- Demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies;

Learning Context:

Compulsory Modules:

-     Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

-     Students will be required to study the following XJTU modules (credit weightings approximate):

-     Chinese Modern and Contemporary History (6.7)

-     Physical Education II (6.7)

Programme Year 3 :

( Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education )

Learning Outcomes

 

The learning outcomes should be enhanced/amended where applicable to include specific subject knowledge and subject-specific skills with reference to the relevant elements of the QAA Benchmark Statements

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-           Demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard

-           Features in a range of aspects of the discipline;

-           Apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;

-           Appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different- Methods of enquiry;

-           Use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;

-           Adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries;

-           Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;

-           Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to computing and- Computer applications as appropriate to the programme of study.

-           Use the appropriate knowledge and understanding in the modelling and design of computer-based systems for the purposes of

-           Comprehension, communication, prediction and the understanding of trade-offs.

-           Recognise and analyse criteria and specifications appropriate to specific problems, and plan strategies for their solution.

-           Analyse the extent to which a computer-based system meets the criteria defined for its current use and future development.

-           Deploy appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of computerbased systems.

-           Specify, design and construct computer-based systems.

-           Deploy effectively the tools used for the construction and documentation of computer applications, with particular emphasis on

-           Understanding the whole process involved in the effective deployment of computers to solve practical problems.

Transferable (Key) Skills:

You may find it helpful to provide a skills map.

-           Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

-           Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;- Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;

-           Decision making;

-           The ability to work as a member of a development team, recognising the different roles within a team and different ways of- Organising teams.

Assessment:

You may find it more helpful to provide an assessment grid based on the core and optional modules. Any special arrangement, e.g., the inclusion of study abroad in the classification should be stated.

- Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for

- The year/programme and will include:

- Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit

- Standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;

- Work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;

- Demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;- The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;

Learning Context:

- Be simple if unpredictable and complex if predictable. The study will be structured within a framework of tasks that provide breadth of study and proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques.

 Compulsory Modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

Optional Modules:

Programme Year 4 :

( Award available for year: Bachelor of Science )

Learning Outcomes  

-            The learning outcomes should be enhanced/amended where applicable to include specific subject knowledge and subject specific

-            Skills with reference to the relevant elements of the QAA Benchmark Statements

-            On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-            Understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be

-            Informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;

-            Deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;

-            Demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;

-            Describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;

-            Appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;

-            Make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;

-            Apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;- QAA Computing Benchmark

-            Present succinctly to a range of audiences (orally, electronically or in writing) rational and reasoned arguments that addressa

-            Given information handling problem or opportunity.

-            Recognise the professional, economic, social, environmental, moral and ethical issues involved in the sustainable exploitation of computer technology and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.

-            Evaluate systems in terms of general quality attributes and possible trade-offs presented within the given problem.- Critically analyse and apply a range of concepts, principles and practice of the subject in an appropriate manner in the context of loosely defined scenarios, showing effective judgement in the selection and use of tools and techniques - Produce work involving problem identification, the analysis, the design or the development of a system, with accompanying

-            Documentation, recognising the important relationships between these. The work will show problem-solving and evaluation skills, draw upon supporting evidence and demonstrate a good understanding of the need for quality

-            Apply appropriate practices within a professional, legal and ethical framework and identify mechanisms for continuing- Professional development and lifelong learning

Explain a wide range of applications based upon the body of knowledge.

Transferable (Key) Skills: 

-            Transferable (Key) Skills

-            You may find it helpful to provide a skills map.

-            Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme: the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;

-            The exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;

-            The deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;

-            The communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;

-            The ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;

-            The ability to organise work as an individual and as a team member and with minimum guidance

-            The ability to manage one's own learning and development including time management and organisational skills.

An appreciation for the need for continuing professional development in recognition of the need for lifelong learning.
 
Assessment:

-            Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for

-            The year/programme and will include:

-            Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;

-            Work that draws on a wide variety of material;

-            The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;

Evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;- Work that is typically both evaluative and creative;
 

Learning Context:

The learning context for this year/award will:

-  Include the use of complex and unpredictable situations. The study will be structured within a framework that provides both

-  Breadth and depth and opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques.

Opportunities will be provided for students to develop interests and informed opinions and to undertake some autonomous study.

Compulsory Modules

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module: