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CS4105 - Advanced Communication Networks and Systems

Academic year

2020 to 2021 (Semester 1)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

15

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 10

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable

To be arranged

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module coordinator

Prof S N Bhatti
Prof S N Bhatti

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module Staff

Prof Saleem Bhatti

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

Students will be exposed to advanced topics at the forefront of computer networks and digital communication systems.. The aim is to help students to understand, analyse, and critique state-of-the-art and emerging topics in communication systems such as the Internet, sensor networks, data centres, web applications, new/emerging architectures, and mobile/wireless systems. Topics covered on the course will include performance & measurement, operational aspects, deployment, systems development, security & privacy, evolution of technology.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisites

Before taking this module you must pass CS3102

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Continual Assessment = 60%, 48-hour Assessment = 40%

As defined by QAA

Written examinations = 0%
Practical examinations = 0%
Coursework = 100%

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have compiled/developed an indicative list of learning and teaching methods:
  • Written: Is included in this category any assessment done under exam conditions (exams during diets, class tests) that do not involve the use of practical skills.
  • Practical: Are included in this category oral assessment and presentation as well as practical skills assessed in situ (in a classroom or laboratory for instance). Performances in the performing arts context are also classed as practical assessment.
Further details can be found on the QAA website.

Re-assessment

Existing Continual Assessment = 60%, 48-hour Assessment = 40%

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

2hr x 10 weeks lectures, 1hr x 10 weeks discussion

Scheduled learning hours

28

The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours

120

The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.