Courses & Units

Programming XPD126



This unit extends the students’ knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: references and pointers, memory management, self-referential data structures, abstract data types and their implementation, and an introduction to algorithm complexity.


Unit name Programming
Unit code XPD126
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Geela Venise (Geela) Chee
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate foundational computing knowledge of abstract data types and how to implement them in both an object-oriented and a procedural programming context using a. UML to capture the features and advantages of various fundamental collection abstract data types; b. Java interfaces and C header files to express them in a programming language; and c. Java class files and C source files to implement them in a programming language.
  • Develop and maintain programs containing data structures through the application of knowledge of computing principles and technical skills by a. Using abstraction and computational thinking; b. Designing, implementing and testing the effectiveness of alternate Java and C programs with different algorithms and/or data structures and measuring their complexity; and c. Adopting both individual and pair-programming techniques when designing and developing programs.
  • Be an effective team member
  • take initiative and work independently
  • communicate effectively
  • use abstraction and computational, creative and critical thinking to problem solve.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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AssessmentExamination (60%)|Assignment - Pair Based (5%)|Assignment 2 (Individual) (15%)|Assignment 3 (Pair-based) (20%)
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