# DSAA204/ BIT 204 Unit Title: Data Structure and Algorithms

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
COURSE: Bachelor of IT
Unit Code: DSAA204/ BIT 204
Unit Title: Data Structure and Algorithms
Type of Assessment: Task 3- Individual Reprot
Length/Duration: N/A
Unit Learning Outcomes
a. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of data structures and
algorithms.
b. Demonstrate reasoning about efficiency of algorithms
c. Assess and apply suitable recursive data structures and algorithms to IT
systems and applications
Submission Date: To be submitted in week 11
The assessment is about the design of a system using OOP
Total Mark: 20 Marks
Weighting: 20%
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ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
This assessment is an individual report about the design of an OOP system using data structures and
algorithms.
An insurance company intend to computerize their records. The insurance bought by customers can be of
two types. A life insurance policy and an educational policy in the name of the children. There are currently
200 customers of the company and company anticipates that the growth in the customers will be no more
than 10% in coming 10 years. Out of 200 customers around 150 customers have life insurance and the
remaining have education policy. For life insurance policy, the company stores customer’s name, address,
contact, age, a record of customer’s health conditions, type of policy, beneficiary and a yearly payment
schedule. For education policy, the information to be kept in the system is the name of the customer,
address, contact, age, name of the child, and type of the policy.
The company has briefed you that they frequently need to search the customers by their name and type of
the policy they have bought. For annual reporting purpose they also need to sort the customers record.
Choose appropriate data structures for two types of the customers mentioned above. Also specify what
type of different operations can be applied on the customers records? Use your general understanding of
the insurance company scenarios to specify all operations that a system for insurance company would
require. Also, specify what algorithms would be appropriate for each type of the operation?
Now assume that in coming years the company’s performance and marketing policy increased its number
of customers. The performance of the old system is no longer satisfactory. Within three years’ time period,
the company grew from 200 customers in total to 4000, out of which 3200 customers are Life insurance
policy customers and the remaining being education policy customers. What changes you will bring in the
design of the system to make sure the system works efficiently?
You can organize your report as follows:
1. Title Page
2. Executive Summary
3. Introduction
4. Background
5. Case Study and the Design
5.1 Variables, Ranges and Keys
5.2Operations and the Justification
5.3 Algorithms and the Justification
6. Modifications
7. Conclusion
8. References
a) Specify variables, keys and ranges used for the design of the system
b) Justify your choice of variables keys and ranges.
c) Specify operations that would be required by the company for their
smooth working
d) For each operation specify the most suitable algorithm and give its
justification.
e) Suggestion on the modification of the sytem.
ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION:
The assignment must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials MUST be submitted electronically in
Microsoft Word format. Other formats (e.g., pdf or MAC file) may not be readable by markers. Please be
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is presented in MS Word. No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.
MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Choice of Variables, Keys and Ranges 2
Justification of Variables, Keys and Ranges 2
Specification of operations 4
Choice of Algorithms 5
Justification of Algorithm 3
Modifications 4
Total 20
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