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COMP1012 Introduction to Programming

10 creditsClass Size: 400

Module manager: Dr Hui Lau

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

COMP0011Programming for the Web (IFY)
COMP0012Introduction to Programming
COMP1011Programming for the Web

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Modern web application development contains the server side programming as well as the client side scripting. This module introduces two of the most popular programming languages in web application development with Python and JavaScript. It covers the fundamentals of both programming languages and implementation of a solution to a given problem.


This module introduces the fundamental of programming with Python and JavaScript that are particularly relevant to web application development and contribute to developing problem solving skills.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module a student will have demonstrated the ability to:
1. Select and use appropriate data and control structures for a given problem.
2. Use Python to implement a solution to a given problem.
3. Use JavaScript to perform simple tasks.

Skills outcomes
Web technologies


Concept of a programming language; characteristics of Python; data types and variables; program input and output; conditional statements and loops; basic Python data structures: tuples, lists, sets & dictionaries; structured programming using functions; classes, use of the Python standard library and external libraries; characteristics of JavaScript; differences between JavaScript & Python; data types & variables in JavaScript; conditional statements & loops in JavaScript; execution of JavaScript in the browser.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

The module provides self-directed learning resources, including online reading, screencasts and exercises, formative tests and programming exercises.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Demonstrations in labs; coursework assignments.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentCoursework 130.00
In-course AssessmentCoursework 230.00
In-course AssessmentCoursework 340.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits will be assessed by coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 01/06/2022 16:59:02


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