LANG - Programming Language Design

Module Title:Programming Language Design
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be expected to actively participate in class on the materials covered and through assigned projects throughout the year
Module Aim: To provide learners with a theoretical knowledge of, and practical skills of designing programming languages
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the principles behind good programming language design
LO2 Design appropriate Domain Specific Languages
LO3 Understand the fundamentals of program language theory
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Functional; Declarative; Constraint Logic; Imperative; Object Oriented; Concurrent; Hybrid
Static and Dynamic; Strong and Weak; Type Inference
Scope; Parameter Passing; Mutability; Data Types; Memory Management
Compilers; Interpreters; Virtual Machines; Portability
Syntax; Readability; Structure; Grammar
Implementation Issues
Grammer; Tokens; Parsing; Boot-straping
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Produce an in-depth critique of an existing programming language 1 25.00 n/a
Project Design a Domain Specific Language suitable for a specific problem domain 2 25.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 3 50.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCGD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development 8 Group Elective 1
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 8 Group Elective 1