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 the 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.
|Unit name||Programming Fundamentals|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Erin (James) Montgomery|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- apply code reading and debugging techniques to analyse, interpret, and describe the purpose of program code, and to identify errors in syntax, logic, style or good practice
- describe the principles of structured programming in relation to syntactical elements of the programming language used and the process of program development
- construct small programs, in an object-oriented programming language, that include the use and creation of objects, arrays, methods and parameter passing
- apply functional decomposition to algorithms, document the resulting design, and implement those designs in program code as methods
- write external program documentation and apply programming conventions to ensure program code exhibits good style
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KXT102 AND KXT101-A AND JEE101
|Assessment||Test 1 (10%)|Test 2 (10%)|Portfolio Tasks (70%)|HD Interview|Learning Reflection Report (10%)|
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