Induction

Induction will take place at the first session.

Attendance

Evening sessions combine lectures, seminars, class tests and practical exercises. The module may contain examinable material for which these sessions are the sole source. Demonstrators may be on hand for support during the practical sessions.

Coursework

Room H110 and other rooms in the John Honey Building are used for Evening Degree modules.

The lab PCs provide all of the software required for practical work on CS modules.

The School provides a resilient storage service for files stored in a user’s network home directories.

If you are working on your own computer, you are required to backup your work regularly and at the very least every 24 hours. As a registered student, you have access to OneDrive via Microsoft 365 which may suffice for many smaller projects. CS network home directories are accessbile via SSH on the teaching servers, from the University network. Distributed version control is another option for backing-up work.

Each individual piece of coursework has its own deadline defined in MMS. After this deadline, lateness penalties apply, and work may not receive formative feedback.

See also target feedback timescales.

Time Management

An evening session occupies 3 hours including a short coffee break. An extra 8-12 hours per week is to be spent reading lecture notes, background reading and preparing for the assignments or class tests.

External Examiner

The School’s External Examiner is Dr Joseph Maguire of Glasgow University.

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Last Published: 25 Jan 2024.