- Purpose and learning objectives
This programme element is dedicated to technological problems and aspects within the context of networks, distributed systems and security and focuses on the use of the aspects mentioned within systems development, programming and operation.Knowledge
The student has:Skills
• development-based knowledge about practical problems and key applied theory within the context of designing and realising distributed systems
• understanding of basic network concepts.
The student is able to:Competences
• apply key virtualisation tools
• apply central and widely used application protocols
• assess practice-oriented issues related to key security concepts and threats
• assess relevant technological aspects when developing distributed systems
The student is able to:
• select an infrastructure in connection with the development of distributed systems
• acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within distributed systems in a structured context
- Type of instruction
The teaching method on the AP Degree Programme in Computer Science takes the form of a
dynamic, interactive process with emphasis on active student participation. The teaching is
based on relevant business practice, and combines practice and theory. Issues that appear in
different types of enterprises in the IT industry are incorporated. The students are responsible for their own learning, and both they and the teachers make a constructive contribution to the learning process.
To ensure optimal academic learning and personal development for the individual students, the AP Degree Programme in Computer Science applies varied educational practices with emphasis on dialogue, discussion and projects.
The teaching is varied and includes classroom instruction, guest lectures, company visits, project work in groups and individual work – often with an interdisciplinary focus and always with a practice-oriented approach. In addition to the academic content, the various ways of learning are also intended to develop the student's ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
Common to all the learning activities is that the programme always aims to define clear goals
for the activities.
Classes can be organised so as to ensure that foreign languages are incorporated in the form
of teaching material and as part of the teaching.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationTo take the exam, the following requirements apply:
There are three mandatory activities linked to the exam, which are described in the relevant
semester/class room on Fronter. Documentation of mandatory activities must be submitted via Fronter. Mandatory activities are distributed as follows:
Core area Programming 2
Core area Technology 1
Students who fail to fulfil one or more study activities cannot participate in the exam and will
have used one exam attempt.Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modulesType of examOral examinationThe exam is an external, individual exam assessed according to the 7-point grading scale.
The students receive a main question related to Programming and a sub-question related to
Technology. The students must demonstrate an adequate level of performance in each of the
Main question – Programming:
A list of the main topics in the Programming area will be published no later than one week before the exam. The main topics include the most important topics within the subject area and form the basis for the Programming part of the exam. The students are expected to present the Programming topics they have drawn. The presentation must include both a theoretical part and practical Programming examples.
Sub-question – Technology:
The question places emphasis on the subject 'Computer Networks and Distributed Systems'.
The list of Technology topics will be published no later than one week before the exam.
The exam is equivalent to 20 ECTS.
The exam is assessed according to the 7-point grading scale.
In the assessment, the Programming question is weighted at 70% and the sub-question at
30%.Individual exam or group examIndividualExam languagesEnglishDurationA total of 40 minutes are allocated per examinee, including grading.Type of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe assessment criteria correspond to the learning objectives for the exam, which are identical
to the learning objectives for the compulsory programme element: Programming and Technology,
see the common part of the curriculum.
In the subject Technology 2 you will receive 48 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 64 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 18% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.
Read about KEAs Study Activity Model
*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances