School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Advanced Scripting Languages
  • Unit Code

    CSG6206
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Zubair Ahmed BAIG

Description

This unit is for programmers and IT professionals who wish to extend their skill set into the area of advanced scripting technologies. Using widely deployed industry standard scripting languages, the unit will focus on creating scripts to automate tasks, interface with external services and extend the capabilities of pre-existing software.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG5116

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate scripted software in order to ensure reliability and security of developed solutions.
  2. Create and deploy scripted software that utilises pre-existing software as part of its core functionality.
  3. Design scripted software that incorporates the capabilities of external services via network infrastructure.
  4. Develop and deploy event driven programs using advanced command line interface techniques.
  5. Develop and deploy scripted software to perform the automation of tasks.
  6. Use industry standard scripting languages to create software based solutions.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced command line techniques.
  2. Audit and evaluation of scripts for reliability and security.
  3. Automating tasks using advanced scripting techniques.
  4. Developing scripts to make use of pre-existing software.
  5. Programming paradigms relating to programming / scripting archetypes.
  6. Scripting runtime environments.
  7. Utilisation of external services and network resources.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, case studies and practical exercises.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Examination ^Final Exam40%
Portfolio ^Portfolio of code developed in workshops (a maximum of 4 assessed)60%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Examination ^Final Exam40%
Portfolio ^Portfolio of code developed in workshops (a maximum of 4 assessed)60%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Advanced Scripting Languages
  • Unit Code

    CSG6206
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Zubair Ahmed BAIG

Description

This unit is for programmers and IT professionals who wish to extend their skill set into the area of advanced scripting technologies. Using widely deployed industry standard scripting languages, the unit will focus on creating scripts to automate tasks, interface with external services and extend the capabilities of pre-existing software.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG5116

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate scripted software in order to ensure reliability and security of developed solutions.
  2. Create and deploy scripted software that utilises pre-existing software as part of its core functionality.
  3. Design scripted software that incorporates the capabilities of external services via network infrastructure.
  4. Develop and deploy event driven programs using advanced command line interface techniques.
  5. Develop and deploy scripted software to perform the automation of tasks.
  6. Use industry standard scripting languages to create software based solutions.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced command line techniques.
  2. Audit and evaluation of scripts for reliability and security.
  3. Automating tasks using advanced scripting techniques.
  4. Developing scripts to make use of pre-existing software.
  5. Programming paradigms relating to programming / scripting archetypes.
  6. Scripting runtime environments.
  7. Utilisation of external services and network resources.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, case studies and practical exercises.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Examination ^Final Exam40%
Portfolio ^Portfolio of code developed in workshops (a maximum of 4 assessed)60%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Examination ^Final Exam40%
Portfolio ^Portfolio of code developed in workshops (a maximum of 4 assessed)60%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Seitz, J. (2009). Gray hat python: Python programming for hackers and reverse engineers. Upper Saddle River, NJ: No Starch Press.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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