COMP110 Professional Skills in Computer Science (2016-17)

Administrative Details

Teaching staff

The module co-ordinator is Ullrich Hustadt, Room 1.03, Ashton Building.

He is supported by Joe Collenette, Paul Gainer, David Geleta, Richard Klima, and Christos Moyzes.


In semester 1, COMP110 lectures normally take place as follows:

  • Tuesday, 12:00-13:00 Mathematics Building -- Room 027
  • Thursday, 11:00-12:00 Mathematics Building -- Room 027
  • Friday, 11:00-12:00 Mathematics Building -- Room 027

Lectures start on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:00-13:00.
The lecture will take place in the Mathematics Building -- Room 027.

Practicals and Tutorials

In semester 1, lectures will be complemented by practical sessions and tutorials, one practical session and one tutorial session each week for each student, as indicated in your personal timetable.

Practicals start in week 1 and the first practical takes place on Thursday, 29 September 2016.

The practicals will require you to you both the departmental Windows and the departmental Linux systems. The practicals will also introduce you to the LaTeX typesetting system. For related textbooks see

Tutorials start in week 2 and the first tutorial takes place on Tuesday, 4 October 2016.

Office hours / Drop-in sessions

Ullrich Hustadt is usually available Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 for questions concerning COMP110. Please send an e-mail to if you want an appointment at this or any other time.


Students are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials and labs unless they have a good reason not to. (For further details see Sections 4.3 to 4.6 in the Student Handbook.) Attendance of all scheduled sessions will be monitored.


COMP110 will be assessed by four assessment tasks / assignments. There is no exam. To pass COMP110 you must submit work for all assignments on COMP110 and that the work must constitute a reasonable attempt.