Big Data Computing (6 CFU - 48h)


The evaluation is based on the following two parts:


  • 4 homeworks will be assigned during the course, approximately one every two weeks (starting from the second week).
  • The homeworks are executed in groups of 3/4 students which are formed at the beginning of the course and, together, they contribute up to 6 points to the final grade.
  • Each member of a group will receive the same number of points for the homeworks.
  • Each homework has a specific deadline (about 2 weeks after the date of assignment) Groups that submit all homeworks within the specified deadlines will get 1 extra point as bonus. Students belonging to groups that do not submit all homeworks within the specified deadlines, may be asked to discuss the homeworks in an oral exam after passing the written exam.
  • The homeworks must be submitted before the first member of the group takes the written exam, and remain valid for the entire academic year (17/18) until the 4th exam session.

Written exam:

  • The written exam consists of a number of theory questions and exercises to be answered/solved in 2 hours.
  • There will be one written exam administered in each of the four exam sessions.
  • The written exam is taken individually by each student and contributes up to up to 26 points to the final grade.
  • In order to pass the exam, a student must get at least 12 points in the written exam and 18 points as a sum of the homework and written exam evaluations.

Oral exam (discretionary). In some, hopefully rare, cases students may be asked, at the discretion of the instructor, to take an oral exam after the written exam (and in the same exam session). As mentioned before, the oral exam is compulsory for students belonging to groups that do not submit all homeworks within the deadlines.

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