COURSEWORK ASSESSMENT SPECIFICATION
COMPUTER AND NETWORK SYSTEMS
Component and Element Number
A Test 1
Weighting: (% of the Module’s assessment) 45%
Total Assignment time 24 hours
Date Issued to Students 15/03/2021
Date to be Returned to Students 20/05/2021
Submission Place Blackboard
Submission Date 06/05/2021
Submission Time 14:00hrs (GMT)
As listed on the Assignment specification sheet
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Course Work Specification, CW2 2020-21
There are two parts to this assignment
1 a written report
2 a programming task
There are two deliverables; a report on sustainability written in MS Word or PDF and a C program. Both are to be placed in a directory, zipped and uploaded to Blackboard. The compression algorithm must produce a .zip formatted file.
This report should detail a sustainability issue related to the IT industry. It can be how IT can be used in other industries to improve sustainability. Correct research and citations are to be used. Marks will be given for the student demonstrating an understanding of the subject and using correct citation and referencing.
Marks will be given for:
* Understanding the subject
* References (must be peer reviewed journals)
* Grammar and spelling
* Structure (sensible headings and sub-headings)
* Correct terminology
* 3rd Person
* Flows nicely
Allocation of marks: 0 to 40 marks
2. Programming Task
Following BREXIT the UK has decided to enter the space race in competition with the USA, Russia, China, Japan, India and many others. Obviously being a small cash strapped country, we are going to try to do it on the cheap. This is where you come in! With only payment of up to 60 marks for your assignment (no cash) you are going to design a landing algorithm which will allow a UK built probe to land on a piece of rock floating in our solar system. This piece of rock could be as big as Mars or it could be as small as the smallest Asteroid. Your landing algorithm will need to adapt to whatever its landing on.
The landing algorithm is inside the function “bool landerThruster(double height)”, it is this function that you have to complete. Please do not alter any of the other code as it is this function that will be marked in a separate marking program (altering any other part of the program is likely to lose you marks).
The rest of the program simulates your landing algorithm attempting to land on 1000 different sized rocks; from Mars size, to Moon size to small Asteroid size. It then gives you a score between 0 and 60 depending on how many times you landed successfully.
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