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IS2901 - Information Technology 2

Academic year

2021 to 2022 (Semester 2)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

20

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 8

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

Only available to those enrolling on the MA Combined Studies or already enrolled on the MA/BSc General degree taken in the evening.

Planned timetable

Tue 6.30 - 9.30 pm

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

Module Staff

TBC Module coordinator(s): Evening Degree Coordinator - Computer Science (evening-coord-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk)

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

Module description

We are increasingly reliant on Internet-based services for a variety of routine tasks, for example, searching: Google; e-commerce: Amazon; e-government: Fife Council; travel: Network Rail timetable; management of educational processes: MMS. This module provides insight into the technologies and concepts that are used in the design, construction and deployment of such services. The main practical focus will be on the design and use of databases and advanced authoring, leading to an understanding of their combined use in the production of dynamic websites. This will be complemented by a conceptual stream drawn from areas within Electronic Commerce. No more than 50% of the material in this module will involve working directly with software, to ensure that the module is amenable to home study.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisites

If IS1901 has not been passed prior accreditation of learning or special permission of the School is required.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Coursework = 100% (including class tests)

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

No Re-assessment available

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

1 x 3-hour session: lectures, tutorials, seminars, presentations and supervised practicals.

Scheduled learning hours

42

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

Guided independent study hours

158

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