Computer Science 2001

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer Science 2001

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CSC1016S or CSC1011H, MAM1000W or equivalent. It is STRONGLY recommended that students register concurrently for second-year courses in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course builds on the first year Computer Science foundation with an emphasis on data storage and manipulation. The coursecovers abstract data types and assertions, recursive algorithms, tree structures such as AVL and B-trees, graph traversals, minimum spanning trees, sets, hashing and priority queues. An introduction to conceptual modelling, database design and relational database manipulation is included. Practical programming in Java in a Unix environment is an important part of the course.

    DP requirements: Minimum of 45% aggregate in practical work.

    Assessment: Tests count for 16.7%; practicals count 33.3%; one 3-hour paper written in June counts 50%. Subminima: 45% on weighted average of theory tests and examination.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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