Courses & Units

Programming Principles ZAT113

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

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.

This unit also introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

Summary

Unit name Programming Principles
Unit code ZAT113
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies
Coordinator Ms Fiona Brodribb
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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Key Dates

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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain principles of software design
  • Communicate ideas and information for software development and projects
  • Apply industry methodologies to develop programs that solve real-world problems
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
020103 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

ZAE104|ZAT103

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two to three on campus practical sessions per semester (2-3 hours per session).

AssessmentAT1: Project Proposal and Pitch (30%)|AT2: Portfolio (30%)|AT3: Development Project (40%)
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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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