Study programme 2020-2021Français
fonctional programming
Programme component of Master's in Computer Science à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-MC-INFO60-013-MCompulsory UEMENS TomS852 - Génie Logiciel
  • MENS Tom

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français150150033.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-INFO-803Functional Programming1501500Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Have acquired highly specialised and integrated knowledge and broad skills in the various disciplines of computer science, which come after those within the Bachelor's in computer science.
  • Master communication techniques.
    • Communicate, both orally and in writing, their findings, original proposals, knowledge and underlying principles, in a clear, structured and justified manner.
  • Develop and integrate a high degree of autonomy.
    • Pursue further training and develop new skills independently.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this course, the students should be able to use the paradigm of functional programming, and understand its main characteristics. The students should also have gained a practical experience with the Scheme programming language.

Content of UE

Functional programming is a software programming paradigm based on the notion of mathematical function. In this course we will study:
- The history and state-a-of-the-art in functional programming.
- The formal foundations of functional programming (lambda calculus)
- The control structures and data structures used in functional programming.
- The syntax and semantic of the programming language Scheme.
- The importance of functional programming in today's programming language landscape.

Prior Experience

Basic knowledge about programming languages.
Practical experience with at least one programming language.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-INFO-803All learning resources and tools are available on Moodle, the online e-learning platform of UMONS.

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-INFO-803Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-INFO-803H. Abelson, G.J. Sussman and J. Sussman. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, MIT Press, 1984
Jacques Chazarain. Programmer avec Scheme: De la pratique à la théorie, Vuibert, 1996.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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