BDIC3005J Distributed Systems

Academic Year 2024/2025

Theoretical foundations, transaction models, coordination, shared memory, concurrency, recovery and fault tolerance. Programming Models: Distributed Objects Systems, Remote Invocation Models, Client/Server, Peer-to-peer systems.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The student should develop:* An understanding of key principles of Distributed Systems Design* The ability to specify and design a distributed system* Core advanced programming skills in specific areas of Distributed Systems (e.g. Peer-2-peer, fault tolerant, or service oriented)* An appreciation of the theoretical underpinnings.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
face to face 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
BDIC1047J - English for Uni Studies BDIC, BDIC1048J - English Gen Acad Purposes BDIC, BDIC2007J - English for Spec Acad Purposes, BDIC2015J - Acad Wrt & Comm Skills

Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Exam (In-person): 2 Hour Final Exam Week 15 Graded Yes



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Enchang Sun Tutor
Wenying Wu Tutor