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Hobart, Launceston



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 2020

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

James Montgomery

Teaching staff

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



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

XPD124, JEE101, KXT101, KXT102


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)


100% in-semester (portfolio and 2 pass/fail tests); off-campus students to attend campus on test days in Weeks 6 and 11.

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