Introduction to computer science 151

Module code COS 151
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

This module introduces concepts and terminology related to the computer science discipline. General topics covered include the history of computing, machine level representation of data, Boolean logic and gates, basic computer systems organisation, algorithms and complexity and automata theory. The module also introduces some of the subdisciplines of computer science, such as computer networks, database systems, compilers, information security and intelligent systems. The module also focues on modelling of algorithms.

Module credits 8.00
NQF Level 05
Service modules Faculty of Education
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Prerequisites APS of 30 and level 5 (60-69%) Mathematics.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Computer Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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