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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to computational thinking and the role it plays in problem solving. Students will learn to break down problems into steps that can be performed by machines, and to write small programs to solve problems and accomplish goals.

Unit content

Introduction to computational thinking

Problem decomposition and abstraction

Procedures and algorithms

Implementing algorithms

Iteration

Introduction to data structures

Testing and debugging

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain computational thinking and its role in problem-solvingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply computational thinking to decompose problems into solution stepsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3develop small procedures and algorithms to solve problemsIntellectual rigourCreativity
4implement and debug procedures and algorithms in a suitable environment.Creativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain computational thinking and its role in problem-solving
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply computational thinking to decompose problems into solution steps
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. develop small procedures and algorithms to solve problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. implement and debug procedures and algorithms in a suitable environment.
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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