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IL027 - Interdisciplinary Computer Modelling

  • Module code: IL027
  • Module name: Interdisciplinary Computer Modelling
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

As computing permeates everyday life at an increasingly rapid pace, it is becoming critical for students of ALL disciplines to appreciate the capabilities and consequences of describing real-world phenomena on a computer. STEM students should take this module to expose themselves to challenges arising in seemingly unrelated fields of enquiry and how mathematics and computing can help tackle those challenges. Non STEM students (e.g. those located in the Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences) should take this module to expose themselves to the possibilities afforded by describing and analysing real-world phenomena (e.g. food security, population growth, conflict) in a technical computing language. Employers are increasingly demanding graduates who can collaborate and work across the disciplines to tackle the big problems and upcoming challenges for society.

Principal learning outcomes

This module is an interdisciplinary module teaching problem solving on a computer in a variety of disciplines, including not only the natural and mathematical sciences but in particular also social sciences, humanities and the arts. The module will focus specifically on problem solving as opposed to the fine details of computer programming. This module will provide training in practical computing skills using the state-of-the-art high-level scripting language Julia and general transferrable skills training. In addition, the module will provide a stepping-stone towards further study of scientific computing.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will consist of 10 two hour sessions, for around twenty students, from across the University's departments.

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/computermodelling/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IL027-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assignment 1 8%
  Assignment 2 8%
  Assignment 3 8%
  Assignment 4 8%
  Assignment 5 8%
  Assignment 6 8%
  Assignment 7 8%
  Assignment 8 8%
  Assignment 9 8%
  Group Project 28%
15 CATS (Module code: IL027-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assignment 1 8%
  Assignment 2 8%
  Assignment 3 8%
  Assignment 4 8%
  Assignment 5 8%
  Assignment 6 8%
  Assignment 7 8%
  Assignment 8 8%
  Assignment 9 8%
  Group Project 28%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

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