Courses & Units

Programming Principles ZAT113

ZAT113 Programming Principles requires students have their own computer with administrator rights so they can download Python IDLE 3.10. They also need MS Word; and be able to download and install Python libraries as required.

Introduction

This unit introduces the concepts of software design and development in the context of computer programming. You will learn how to design, manage, and evaluate projects that solve real-world applied technology problems through industry best practice and design methodologies. You will learn to design and build programs for applied technology using the Python language and how to apply programming practices in industry using concepts such as computational efficiency, coding best practice, interfacing, and documenting. 

Summary

Unit name Programming Principles
Unit code ZAT113
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Applied Design, Science and Technology
Coordinator Ms Fiona Brodribb
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International 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
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of software design to solve real-world problems.
  • Communicate ideas and information for software development and projects
  • Apply programming methodologies to develop programs that meet given requirements.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
020103 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAE104|ZAT103

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two-hour weekly online tutorials (weeks 1-13)

AssessmentAT1: Project Proposal Presentation (25%)|AT2: Programming Portfolio (Parts A and B) (30%)|AT3: Development Project Program and Presentation (45%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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