Courses & Units

Programming Principles ZAT103

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

In this unit, you will be introduced to principles, standards and methods of computer programming. This will include a broad overview of various computer languages, technical standards, software development lifecycle (SDLC) approaches, and application architectures. You will examine best practices in software development, including documentation, modelling, prototyping, testing and debugging procedures, and assess the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to programming and application design. Through practical guided exercises, you will also learn how to use an application programming interface (API) to design and develop application elements, including syntax, variables, data types, operations, flow control structures, arrays, functions and file input/output.

Summary

Unit name Programming Principles
Unit code ZAT103
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies
Coordinator

David Wood

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 2 On-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 29/4/2019 3/6/2019 4/6/2019 5/7/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

Identify and apply principles of programming application, design and constructs

Apply problem solving skills and coding techniques to develop programs

Analyse problem specifications to propose programming solutions

Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques

Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace

Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development

Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2019: $584.00 020103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Co-requisites

ZAP104 Practice and Portfolio 4

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLo during the term.

Students will be required to attend two to three on campus  practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).

Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.

Assessment
  • Programming Assignment - Report based on weekly programming tasks and practical sessions (30%)
  • Project Proposal - Reflective and analytical proposal for programming solution (20%)
  • Practical Project - Part A - Hardware and software development and Part B -Project wrap up and report (50%)
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Textbooks

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