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Data Structures and Abstractions (ICT209)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit introduces Abstract Data Structures (ADS) and the algorithms that operate upon them. ADS such as arrays, lists, two-dimensional structures, trees and graphs are studied along with various representations. ADS that utilise these structures are also covered. Complexity analysis is used throughout the unit. The programming language currently used in this unit is C++.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week; plus optional clinics.
Assessment 3 tutorial/laboratory exercises assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory (6%): Theory and/or practical work relating to the topics or extending the topics. Along with the assessed exercises, other exercises help with the assignment and project.
1 Assignment (14%): Theory and/or practical work relating to the topics or extending the topics.
1 Project (30%): Putting together all that has been learned as well as further exploration of data structures.
Examination (50%): Written answers covering theory and practice.
A feedback template is used for assignments. The grade for the assignment/projects will be reported using a letter grade like HD, D, C, P and N.
Prerequisites ICT167 Principles of Computer Science OR ICT104 Principles of Computer Science.
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