Courses & Units

Programming Fundamentals KIT101

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems with reference to the Java programming language. Beginning with the fundamental characteristics of computers and how they represent information, the unit will develop concepts of data types, declarations (of the data a program will use), expressions (calculations), statements (actions) and text-based input and output. Building on these low-level constructs the unit will examine ways to manage the complexity in a program with control structures, block structure, methods (functions) and their parameters, culminating in the high-level organisational mechanisms of classes and objects. Students will have the opportunity to explore advanced topics such as error handling using exceptions and recursion.

Summary

Unit name Programming Fundamentals
Unit code KIT101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator

James Montgomery

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Fees

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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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

XPD124, JEE101, KXT101, KXT102

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2hr lecture, 1-2hr online lecture and 2hr laboratory class weekly (off-campus students to watch live lecture recording in scheduled weeks and attend weekly online web conference with tutor)

Assessment

100% in-semester (70% portfolio tasks submitted throughout the semester, two 10% pass/fail tests in Weeks 6 and 11, 10% learning reflection report.)

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