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ICT

CODE 101120
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 10948 MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY(L-28) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/05
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course introduces the student to modern information and communication systems for the processing and management of the information. The course is divided in two parts. The first part focuses on providing the fundamental notions of computer architectures, operating systems, and computer networks. The second part provides the computer programming bases, with emphasis to scientific reasoning and computational thinking.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at introducing the student in the field of modern electronic methods for the management of information, related communications and basic methods of calculation.The course follows two distinct strands; the first concerns the study of the architecture of computing systems, the representation of information within them, the organization and operation of networks and of the Internet;the second teaches on the fundamentals of programming.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course is divided in two parts.

    The first part of the course describes the computer hardware architecture and the computer operating system. In this first part, the students will acquire the fundamental knowledge of computer hardware architecture; computer operating system; computer network architectures and protocols.

    The second part of the course provides the computer programming bases, with emphasis to scientific reasoning and computational thinking. In the second part of the course students will acquire the ability to face problems of increasing complexity autonomously.  Students will acquire

    • the computational thinking and programming principles;
    • the knowledge of the fundamental concepts of imperative programming;
    • the principles of designing, implementing, and validating a small sequential program based on the informal specifications provided by the user;
    • the ability to produce correct and comprehensible code;
    • the ability to understand, use, debug, and modify computer code.

    PREREQUISITES

    none.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course will consist of

    • Classroom lessons;
    • Guided laboratories;
    • Homework;

    Given the contents and the structure of the course, attending classes and laboratories is strongly encouraged and suggested.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • Introduction to the course
    • Introduction to Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Networks
    • Computer Programming
      • Introduction to problem analysis and solution design, with examples
      • Computational Complexity
      • Simple algorithms on sequential data: ordering and search
      • Imperative programming: variables and instructions; assignment; input / output; if-then-else; loops; types; arrays; strings; functions; struct; dynamically allocating memory; recursion
      • Programming environments and formal languages
      • Computational thinking and programming

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The following books will be used as reference

    • M. Morris Mano – Computer System Architecture;
    • A. Silberschatz, P. B. Galvin, G. Gagne – Operating System Concepts;
    • A. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks;
    • Stephen G. Kochan - Programming in C
    • B. W. Kernighan, D. M. Ritchie – The C Programming Language.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ENRICO GIUNCHIGLIA (President)

    LUCA VERDERAME

    DAVIDE ANGUITA (President Substitute)

    LUCA ONETO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written test (with the possibility of split it in a mid-term plus final-term exams) and an oral exam.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The final evaluation will take into account:

    • class attendance;
    • the knowledge of the course contents tested with the written exam;
    • the problem-solving skills tested with the homework, written and oral exams;
    • the communication skills tested during the oral exam.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    11/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    08/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    05/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    15/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto