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Second Year Roundup

Well, my second year is done and dusted. I’ve had a thoroughly great time, and learnt a lot too! :). I thought it might be nice to have a post to say thank you to everyone, and to have a list of all the results I achieved, for future record. So below you can see a table of all my results, and my average for the year:

Module ACW 1 ACW 2 Exam 1 Exam 2 Overall
Simulation and 3D Graphics 90% 90%
Advanced Programming 100% 75% 90.85% 88.24%
Networking and Web Technologies 80% 100% 85% 88%
2D Graphics and User Interface Design 86% 86% 86%
System Analysis, Design and Process 87.5% 72% 80%
Electronics and Interfacing 71.25% 84% 77.62%

This means my average for the year is:

84.97%

Which is a high first class, and a grade I’m really happy with :). Thanks to everyone at the University of Hull for making this year so great, particularly those in the Department of Computer Science.

Danny

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Year 2 Semester 1 Module Results

Today I received my module results for my two “short and thin” semester 1 modules via the brand new MyAdmin page on the Univeristy of Hull Website, which now features a responsive design meaning I could check my results on my phone with ease.

I received a grade of 86% for ‘2D Computer Graphics and User Interface Design’ and a grade of 80% for ‘Systems Analysis, Design and Process’. Both grades are high firsts and I’m very pleased with both of them, especially as these are the first results we have got back that actually count toward our final degree qualification. A great start, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Thats all for now,
Danny

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Systems Analysis, Design and Process Group Coursework

Alongside my 2D Graphics Coursework, a JavaScript Orrery, I have spent much of this semester working on a group coursework for my Systems Analysis Design and Process module — called “Mr. Bump Management Solution”.

The premise of this coursework is that we work for a customer who runs a business called “Mr. Bump”, a car repair shop. He has trouble keeping track of all his stock and quotations he has issues to customers, and thinks that a computer system would help his situation.

Someone had already solicited our customers requirements and written a document containing a list of required functions from the software. So all we had to do was organize ourselves as a team, plan the software using Unified Modelling Language and Class Diagrams and then create a well built, user friendly application which satisfied all the needs of the customer — a taller order than it sounds. On top of that we had to make a presentation showing the lecturers how we organised ourselves as a team and we had to present a product demonstration to them as if they were our customers, Mr. Bump.

Fortunately I think we worked well as a team in the final few weeks of the project, and when it came to our Team Organisation Presentation and Program demonstration everything went without a hitch — so much so our lecturer said we should be happy with ourselves.

Based on that alone I’m hoping to get a decent first class grade. I will of course keep the blog updated when I get my results in January.

Danny

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Choosing Modules for Year 2

The Lovely peice of code I just spent an hour “debugging” because my phones accelerometer had stopped working and it hadn’t told me and was actually fine all along

It’s hard to believe but we’re almost at the end of the first year of Computer Science at the University of Hull. That doesn’t mean we can stop thinking about university, our education and the future in general though — quite the opposite in fact. In about 2 weeks time we have to have finalized our module choices for next year.

Choosing what we want to specialize in is quite difficult, especially as so much is left down to us, we have one core module and have to choose 5 ourselves. Some of the modules we cannot take together because they clash and we have to choose a certain amount of semester 1, semester 2 and year long courses.

I’m making choices based on what I want to be doing in the future, as well as what I feel will give me a more rounded education and will ultimately teach me the most — we’re here to learn right? ;).

Today I read this excellent blog post by James Croft which describes the Electronics and Interfacing Module in which you program little robots. It looks like great fun, and because so few people do it its a great skill to have, oh and its taught by Rob Miles, who is one of the best lecturers at the University in my opinion. James describes it as “one of the most interesting modules I’ve done so far at uni.” What more could you ask for? If something interests me I tend to do well at it.

Its interesting that I’m so interested by this unit now, as I previously hadn’t even considered it. Below is a list of what I think I’ll be doing next year:

  1. Semester 1 only – 08220 Systems Analysis Design and Process (Core – We have to do this)
  2. Semester 1 only – 08240 2D Computer Graphics and User Interface Design
  3. Semester 1 and 2 – 08227 Advanced Programming
  4. Semester 1 and 2 – 08249 Electronics and Interfacing OR 08226 Artificial Intelligence (Undecided so far :()
  5. Semester 2 only – 08246 Networking and Web Technologies
  6. Semester 2 only – 08214 Simulation and 3D Computer Graphics

Interestingly the only module I’ve chosen which people on the far more popular Computer Science with Games Development BSC course don’t take is Networking and Web Technologies. and Electronics and Interfacing if I eventually choose that over AI (I’m on the Masters of Engineering Computer Science course, and I can choose their modules)

Anyway, I have coursework for the current year to get on with now so thats all for now,

Danny