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CM50309: Programming applications

[Page last updated: 27 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 5      [equivalent to 10 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 100
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly. (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:

* To extend the notion of software development for more specific application areas.
* To increase practical skills at reading and writing programs and producing programs to solve real world problems and to provide students with further domain specific problem solving techniques.
* To provide students with further mechanisms to become independent learners who take control over their education rather than passively taking in information.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students should be able to:
1. Implement more advanced concepts of programming for specific areas of application
2. Design, construct, evaluate and analyse the efficiency of more complex data structures and algorithms
3. Appreciate the limits of computation
4. Recognize and judge the problems and responsibilities of system delivery, maintenance, administration and relationship to users.


* Ability to use information technology
* Ability to solve problems
* Ability to think critically and communicate programs, code, and output effectively
* Choosing appropriate design techniques.


* Advanced concepts of programming for more specific application areas
* Introduction to common programming language for the given domain
* Domain-specific applications, such as: Simulation of economic models, Options and derivatives programming, Domain-specific applications of machine learning
* Complex data structures and algorithms
* Limits of computation
* Problems and responsibilities of system delivery, maintenance, administration and relationship to users.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM50309 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
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