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Unit description

Covers fundamental concepts of programming and basic principles in the design and development of a program, its data structures and algorithms. This unit provides foundation knowledge and skills in programming and problem-solving using programming techniques which prepares students for advanced programming and software development tasks in desktop, mobile and cloud environment.

Unit content

Module 1. Fundamental concepts of programming
Module 2. Basic blocks of programming languages
Module 3. Basic algorithms for data manipulation
Module 4. Data structures in algorithm development
Module 5. Program development and debugging
Module 6. Program design for readability and performance

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse the execution of a program or code segment to determine the output of the code.
2modify an existing program or code segment to achieve an intended outcome.
3design or select suitable data structures and algorithms for a problem.
4apply algorithmic thinking and programming techniques in solving simplified computational problems.

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

  1. analyse the execution of a program or code segment to determine the output of the code.
  2. modify an existing program or code segment to achieve an intended outcome.
  3. design or select suitable data structures and algorithms for a problem.
  4. apply algorithmic thinking and programming techniques in solving simplified computational problems.

Prescribed texts

  • Barnes, DJ & Kölling, M, 2016, Objects First with Java - A Practical Introduction using BlueJ, 6th edn, Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-15904-1.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Report30%
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Report30%
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Report30%
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Report30%
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Report30%
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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