Data Structures, 6 credits (TND004)

Datastrukturer, 6 hp

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering Media Technology and Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Aida Nordman

Director of studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEN Electronics Design Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 6 (Spring 2021) 2 3 Swedish Norrköping v
6CMEN Media Technology and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 6 (Spring 2021) 2 3 Swedish Norrköping o

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Media Technology and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Electronics Design Engineering
  • Master of Science in Media Technology and Engineering

Prerequisites

Programming in C++

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give students the tools to independently be able to create programs that solve practical problems dealing with large amounts of data, taking into account efficient use of time and memory. Upon completion of the course the student should fulfill the following learning outcomes.

  • To propose specific data structures and algorithms to address practical problems.
  • To motivate objectively the choices made, concerning chosen data structures, and relate to the known scientific results in the field.
  • To analyze the trade offs, regarding efficiency in several aspects, of different data structures proposed for addressing a practical problem.
  • To implement and use the data structures and algorithms in application programs.

Course content

Algorithm analysis. Recursion. Lists, stacks and queues. Trees and tree traversals. Binary search trees, threaded trees and balanced trees. Hashing and hash tables. Priority queues and binary heaps. Sorting och searching. Graphs and graph traversals. Fundamental graph algorithms.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, lessons, and laboratory work.

Examination

UPG1Optional assignmentU, G0 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G3 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits

The optional assignment consists of two quizzes. Results on the quizzes will give credits to the computer examination (and re-examination until the month of October after the course is completed). 

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is Swedish, the course as a whole or in large parts, is taught in Swedish. Please note that although teaching language is Swedish, parts of the course could be given in English. Examination language is Swedish. 
  • If teaching language is Swedish/English, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English (depending on teaching language). 
  • If teaching language is English, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English. 

Other

The course is conducted in a manner where both men's and women's experience and knowledge are made visible and developed. 

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point.  

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell

Examiner

Aida Nordman

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 60 h
Recommended self-study hours: 100 h

Course literature

Books
Mark Allen Weiss, (2013) Data Structure and Algorithm Analysis in C++ 4th Edition

Books

Mark Allen Weiss, (2013) Data Structure and Algorithm Analysis in C++ 4th Edition
UPG1 Optional assignment U, G 0 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

The optional assignment consists of two quizzes. Results on the quizzes will give credits to the computer examination (and re-examination until the month of October after the course is completed). 

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