Introduction to Computing Science
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Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2021/22 
Vakcode  WBCS00505 
Vaknaam  Introduction to Computing Science 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Introduction to Computing Science  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course the student:


Omschrijving  This course provides a “taster” of many courses taught throughout the curriculum. Furthermore, in the second half of the course, the students will apply programming skills acquired in Imperative Programming to a larger programming problem. As the name indicates, this course aims to give an overview of computer science, both in terms of research areas and in terms of applications. A further aim is to further mathematical skills required in computer science. The course will answer questions like
During the lectures, material from the book will be presented by different lecturers, extended by examples from research performed here in Groningen, whenever possible. During the tutorial sessions, solutions homework assignments will be presented and discussed (by students). In the first half of the course, students must read an IEEE Computer Magazine article and write an essay on it. In the second half, they must implement a larger program (in pairs). Week 1  8 Lectures, tutorials Week 14 Students write an essay on an articles from IEEE Computer as homework assignment Week 58 Students work on their programming project 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(We will use a mixture of lectures (2h per week), a practical in projectform (40h total), and a tutorial) 

Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(The final grade is based on written exam (40%), the programming project (20%), the essay (20%) and tutor group participation and presentation (20%). Each of the grades must be at least 5.0 to pass. If one grade is below 5.0, the maximum grade is 5.0) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  dr. M.H.F. Wilkinson  
Docent(en)  dr. M.H.F. Wilkinson  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  None  
Opmerkingen  All CS bachelor courses have limited enrollment:  CS students can always enter each course, regardless of whether the course is mandatory for them or not.  A maximum of only 20 places per course is available for nonCS students. These places are filled on a firstcomefirstserved basis, with priority given to students with a strong CSrelated background (e.g., CS exchange students, AI students, etc.). These students need to meet the course prerequisite requirements as mentioned on Ocasys. For more info about the enrollment procedure, see https://student.portal.rug.nl/infonet/studenten/fse/programmes/bsccs/general/vakintekeningprocedure#cap 

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