COMP2002J Data Struc and Algorithms 1

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is suitable for students interested in the design and analysis of efficient algorithms and data structures. In this module students learn how to analyse, design and implement a finite set of well-defined instructions for accomplishing some task (an algorithm) along with introductory ways of storing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently (a data structure). A well-designed data structure or algorithm allows a variety of critical operations to be performed using minimal resources, both in terms of execution time and memory space. Students will use an object-oriented paradigm as the framework of choice for building robust and reusable algorithms and data structures in this module.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: - Understand how to determine the amount of resources (such as time and storage) necessary to execute a particular algorithm (algorithm analysis)- Understand the object-oriented programming constructs needed to encode an algorithm- Understand the structure, nature and use of fundamental data structures including, Arrays, Linked Lists, Stacks, Queues, Lists, Trees, Priority Queues- Understand the object-oriented programming constructs needed to encode a data structure and its access algorithms - Design programs using these constructs to solve large problems.- Successfully write, compile, debug and run programs using these constructs.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; lab work; 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: This includes a series of in module assessments such as quizzes, group assignments, and projects. Varies over the Trimester n/a 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
• Online automated feedback

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Name Role
Dr Fatemeh Golpayegani Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr David Lillis Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Seán Russell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
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