CS3391 - Advanced Programming

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2017/18
Semester B 2018/19 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

For many algorithmic problems found in practical systems, the best solutions are usually the elegant combinations of both efficient algorithms and advanced programming techniques. They are the results of some exciting blend of programming, mathematics and problem solving.  The course introduces an interesting variety of subjects in programming, algorithms, and discrete mathematics through puzzles and practical problems so that students will have the chance to perform original discovery of new programming challenges and devise new ideas on solving the problems in an innovative way in terms of algorithms and programming techniques.  The focus of this course is to help students develop advanced algorithmic and programming skills that are required to solve sophisticated problems in the real world. Due to the practicality of the problems which appear in many collegiate programming contests, we expect that the best students from this course will also be competent to solve competition-style programming problems and may be able to represent City University of Hong Kong at ACM Collegiate Programming contests.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the examination must be obtained.
Detailed Course Information


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