Algorithms (COMP5211)

UNIT OF STUDY

The study of algorithms is a fundamental aspect of computing. This unit of study covers data structures, algorithms, and gives an overview of the main ways of computational thinking from simple list manipulation and data format conversion, up to shortest paths and cycle detection in graphs. Students will gain essential knowledge in computer science, including basic concepts in data structures, algorithms, and intractability, using paradigms such as dynamic programming, divide and conquer, greed, local search, and randomisation, as well NP-hardness.

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Classes

One 2 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (40%), Final Exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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