COMP SCI 4411 - Event Driven Computing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 4411 Course Event Driven Computing Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2.5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites COMP SCI 2201 Incompatible COMP SCI 4811 Assumed Knowledge COMP SCI 2103 Course Description Event driven paradigm: Finite State Automata, their behaviour and implementation. Correspondence with regular expressions. Examples of embedded systems. Introduction to interconnected state machines, Petri Nets, and concurrency. Concepts of state-space and relationship to testing. Push-down automata and applications to parsing. Building Graphical User Interfaces: model view controller paradigm. Building GUIs using modern APIs. Ease of use and human-computer interaction issues.
Course Coordinator: Mr Ian Knight
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe the different ways a finite-state machine can be represented
- Explain how a finite state machine recognises an input string
- Explain how a non-deterministic finite state machine works
- Explain the behaviour of regular expressions
- Translate a regular expression into a corresponding finite-state machine
- Use Mealy and Moore Machines to develop advanced event-driven systems
- Understand and apply modern approaches to event-driven systems
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.3 3.4 3.5
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2,3,4,5,6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
5,6,7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
Course notes and other online resources will be provided as study material.
You are expected to have access to your own personal computing platform and a reliable Internet connection.
Recommended ResourcesAdditional relevant readings & resources will be indicated by the lecturers.
Online LearningOnline learning and resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
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The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes CBOK Alignment** Programming Assignments 60 Individual Summative 6, 9, 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1.1 1.2 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 5.2 5.3 Exam 40 Individual Summative Exam Period 0.4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1.1 1.2 2.2 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 4.1 4.2 4.3 5.2 Total 100
* The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
**CBOK is the Core Body of Knowledge for ICT Professionals defined by the Australian Computer Society. The alignment in the table above corresponds with the following CBOK Areas:
1. Problem Solving1.1 Abstraction1.2 Design
2. Professional Knowledge2.1 Ethics2.2 Professional expectations2.3 Teamwork concepts & issues2.4 Interpersonal communications2.5 Societal issues2.6 Understanding of ICT profession
3. Technology resources3.1 Hardware & Software3.2 Data & information3.3 Networking
4. Technology Building4.1 Programming4.2 Human factors4.3 Systems development4.4 Systems acquisition
5. ICT Management5.1 IT governance & organisational5.2 IT project management5.3 Service management5.4 Security management
Assessment Related RequirementsAdditional Assessment: The Project is mandatory: a submission must be made within one week of the relevant due date or any opportunity for an additional assessment may be denied.
Assessment DetailDetailed descriptions of all assessments will be available on the course website.
If you hand in your work late, your mark will be capped, based on how many days late it is.
–1 day late – mark capped at 75%
–2 days late – mark capped at 50%
–3 days late – mark capped at 25%
–more than 3 days late – no marks available
SubmissionAll practical assignments must be submitted using the School of Computer Science online Submission System. All details are included in each assignment description on the course website.
In the case of automatic testing, if you hand in your work late, you will miss the test-runs, and deprive yourself of vital evidence that might help you debug your program. Start early, test often!
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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