Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
This unit will provide students with an introduction to computer programming and its role in problem solving. The fundamental concepts of programming will be introduced. These include: the memory model, data types, declarations, expressions and statements, control structures, block structure, methods and parameters, classes and objects, exception handling, graphical user interfaces, and text-based input and output. The unit is an applied unit with a focus on engaging students in gaining practical skills and abilities as well as an understanding of general-purpose programming. Students will undertake their programming in Python.
|Unit name||Programming Preparation|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,402.00||029999|
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2 hours of lectures, 2 hour lab classes.
60% portfolio tasks, 20% in-semester tests (2 tests, 10 % each), 9% learning reflection report and 11% HD interview.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
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- Hobart, Semester 1
- Hobart, Semester 2
- Launceston, Semester 1
- Launceston, Semester 2
- Cradle Coast, Semester 1
- Cradle Coast, Semester 2
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