The objective of these pages are:
To show the vibrance
of the academic research undertaken within the School
of Computing at Napier University.
How achieved: Main page and
provide support for modules taught within the School of
Computing, especially Computer Networks and Distributed
Systems (CNDS) and Network Operating Systems (NOS), with
the delivery of notes, tutorials, on-line tests, timetables,
e-mails, examinations and courseworks.
How achieved: CNDS and NOS.
To support BEng/BEng(Hons)
students by providing a depository for previous projects
and examinations, and any associated material.
How achieved: Projects
encourage student development in practical areas by providing
WWW-based examples, especially in the areas of WWW development,
multimedia development, database integration with the
WWW, and network programming.
How achieved: Code snippets,
WWW pages of the
past and My studio.
To stimulate interest
in the area of Computing and Computer Science, with interesting
articles which show the importance of the subject area.
How achieved: Essay
of the week and Fun
provide information to researchers in my research active
areas, especially in agent technology and security.
How achieved: Research page.
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reflect the views of the School of Computing or Napier University.
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