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, 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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Son Tran|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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- Select and interact with appropriate tools and techniques to analyse, model, and develop basic software solutions
- Use problem solving to identify and define an algorithm.
- Design, implement, and analyse a program to meet desired needs.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KIT001
Weekly 2 hour lecture
Weekly 2 hour tutorial - This unit will offer joint on-campus and online tutorials
|Assessment||Test 1 (10%)|Test 2 (10%)|Pass Level Portfolio (30%)|Advanced Portfolio (30%)|HD Tasks (11%)|Learning Reflection Report (9%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Tony Gaddis: Starting Out With Python, Global Edition, 4th Edition
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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