CSMAX170-21B (HAM)

Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

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Paper Description

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The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover effective academic reasoning, academic integrity and a range of fundamental topics specific to the subject area of Computer Science, or Design, or Mathematics and Statistics
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Paper Structure

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The paper has 1 initial lecture in which the structure of the paper will be explained. This will take place on Thursday the 16th of July via Zoom. Details to follow.

The Reasoning component of the paper will occur over weeks 1 to 12. There will be online materials, and fortnightly tutorials that must be attended. Three assignments will be set.

The Academic Integrity component of the paper will occur in weeks 6 and 7 and will involve online materials and an online quiz.

Students must choose 1 of 3 possible subject areas; Computer Science, Design or Mathematics and Statistics. These subject areas will be taught over weeks 1-5 and weeks 8-12. Online material will be supplied and assessment will be via weekly online quizzes.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Extract and reconstruct an argument from a written text or verbal communication
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  • Evaluate an argument and construct a cogent argument
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  • Cite external sources of information appropriately and compare these with their own opinions
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  • Locate and access information and compare, critically evaluate, and select information resources
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  • Contribute and participate in spoken discourse (such as tutorials, labs, workshops)
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  • Apply correct methods and ethics when referencing
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  • Demonstrate academic integrity and professional ethics
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  • Demonstrate basic digital and information literacy
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  • Describe the nature of the computing and mathematical sciences discipline and basic concepts and methods
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  • Correctly select and use tools and techniques for computing and mathematical sciences
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  • Demonstrate numeracy skills including basic mathematics and statistics
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Assessment

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The paper is divided into 3 assessment components.

The Reasoning component is worth 50% of the assessment. It consists or 4 assignments, an oral presentation,completing Moodle lessons and tutorial attendance. The grading is; Assignment 1 (5%), Assignment 2 (5%), Assignment 3 (10%), Assignment 4 (10%), Oral Presentation 7.5%, completing Moodle lessons 5% and Tutorial Attendance 7.5%. The Reasoning component will take place over the 12 weeks of the paper.

The Academic Integrity component is worth 10% of the Assessment. It will take place in weeks 6 and 7. It will consist of online materials and a weekly online quiz. Each quiz is worth 5%.

The Computer Science component is worth 40% and will take place in weeks 1-5 and weeks 8-12. There will be 10 online quizzes each worth 4%.

The Design component is worth 40% and will take place in weeks 1-5 and weeks 8-12. There will be 10 online quizzes each worth 4%.

The Maths and Stats component is worth 40% and will take place in weeks 1-5 and weeks 8-12. There will be 7 online quizzes each worth 4% and a Latex assignment worth 12%.

Students must choose either the Computer Science Component, or the Design Component, or the Maths and Stats component.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Reasoning - 50%
19 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
50
  • Other: Mixed, some online, some in class
2. Academic Integrity - 10%
19 Sep 2021
12:00 AM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. EITHER: Computer Science 40%; OR Design 40%; OR Maths & Stats 40%
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Details of recommended readings will be supplied online
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Online Support

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Online support will occur through the question Forums
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Workload

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Students are expected to spend 150 hours on this paper, approximately 50% of the time on the Reasoning component, and 50% of the time on all the other components. Thei works out as 6.25 hours per component, per week. These hours should be spent, analysing the material, reading the suggested links and readings, writing the assignments, preparing for assessment, attending tutorials and the lecture in week 1, undertaking the quizzes and giving the oral presentation.
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ARTSC103

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