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Postgraduate course

Modelling of Computing

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeINF210
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language

    English

  • Resources

ECTS Credits

10

Level of Study

Bachelor/Master/PhD

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time

Teaching semester

Irregular.

Objectives and Content

Objectives:

Give the student insight in models that form the basis for computing.

Content

An overview is given of methods for generating and recognising formal languages (grammars, automata, Turing machines) and their relation to computation is explained.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • can the definitions of formal models for languages, automata and Turing machines,
  • knows the most important theorems and proofs relating these,
  • knows the relationships of the models according to their expressive power, and
  • knows problems computers never will be able to solve.

Skills

The student

  • masters formalisms for defining models of computing,
  • can prove properties of such models.

General competence

The student

  • can solve a varied set of problems within the field,
  • can communicate independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field, and
  • can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and the general public.

Required Previous Knowledge

At least 60 ECTS in computer science, preferably including some mathematics

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MNF130

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

I210: 10 ECTS

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Teaching and learning methods

Up to 6 hours each week in 13 weeks with lectures and exercise class. In addition exercises and self studies, for a total of 270 study hours.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

The compulsory exercises have to be passed.

Compulsory assignments are valid for two subsequent semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam. If more than 20 students want to take the course, a written exam (3 hours) may be organised. Compulsory activities can count towards final grade

Examination Support Material

None

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Examination every semester the course is taught, and the subsequent semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact mailto:studieveileder@ii.uib.no Student adviser

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.

Contact

Contact Information

Student adviser:

mailto:studieveileder@ii.uib.no Student adviser

T: 55 58 42 00