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2014/15 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
COMP1036 Computer Programming
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Kia Ng
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2014/15
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summary- Want to really get to grips with computing? - Need to go beyond what 'users' can do? This module will show you how to get a computer to do what you need.You will learn:- how to design and implement programs including examples of programs to process your experiment results or survey responses- to use a programming language efficiently and effectively- about finding and eliminating bugs.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- show awareness of concepts fundamental to programming;
- analyse a problem and identify appropriate algorithms to solve the problem;
- read, understand and modify programs written by others;
- write small programs using an appropriate style, commenting and documentation;
- make appropriate use of standard and third-party libraries;
- apply a systematic approach to debugging and testing programs.
- The computer as a problem-solving device; capabilities and limitations of a computer, algorithms as recipes for solving a problem.
- Concept of a programming language; compilation and interpretation, introduction to an appropriate language and environment.
- Elements of a program; expressions, statements, selection, iteration. Use of libraries; standard and third-party libraries, modular design, functions.
- Importance of good coding style.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||3||1.00||3.00|
|Private study hours||45.00|
|Total Contact hours||55.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studySelf-directed study: 33 hours
Assessment activities: 23 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackVLE, attendance lists at drop-in sessions and VLE-based formative coursework.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||3 simple programmes||30.00|
|Assignment||4 programmes using more advanced features||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
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Last updated: 28/04/2015
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