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

    UNIX and C
  • Unit Code

    CSP2308
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Brett Ronald TURNER

Description

This unit introduces students to the C programming language and the UNIX operating system. Students will be exposed to programming structures, process and methods of the C language and will develop and deploy compiled applications.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from CSP1150, CSP4150

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and critique software solutions by writing, testing and debugging computer programs written in C.
  2. Analyse, formulate and implement algorithms using the operations, control structures and data types provided in the C programming language.
  3. Apply UNIX scripts to the solution of complex programming problems.
  4. Demonstrate high-level knowledge of UNIX and C.
  5. Develop algorithms to solve systems programming problems.
  6. Use C in a UNIX environment for software development.

Unit Content

  1. Debugging.
  2. Device I/O.
  3. Error handling.
  4. File processing.
  5. Make files.
  6. Scripts.
  7. Signals.
  8. The C programming language.
  9. The UNIX file system.
  10. The UNIX system interface.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Student learning is facilitated by a combination of formal lectures and practical workshops with an emphasis on learning in a hands-on environment.

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
AssignmentC based design and implementation20%
AssignmentAdvanced C implementation20%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination60%

Core Reading(s)

  • Stevens, W., & Rago, S. (2005). Advanced Programming in the UNIX environment. (3rd ed.). Ann Arbor, MI: Pearson Education.

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.

CSP2308|2|1

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

    UNIX and C
  • Unit Code

    CSP2308
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Brett Ronald TURNER

Description

This unit introduces students to the C programming language and the UNIX operating system. Students will be exposed to programming structures, process and methods of the C language and will develop and deploy compiled applications.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from CSP1150, CSP4150

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and critique software solutions by writing, testing and debugging computer programs written in C.
  2. Analyse, formulate and implement algorithms using the operations, control structures and data types provided in the C programming language.
  3. Apply UNIX scripts to the solution of complex programming problems.
  4. Demonstrate high-level knowledge of UNIX and C.
  5. Develop algorithms to solve systems programming problems.
  6. Use C in a UNIX environment for software development.

Unit Content

  1. Debugging.
  2. Device I/O.
  3. Error handling.
  4. File processing.
  5. Make files.
  6. Scripts.
  7. Signals.
  8. The C programming language.
  9. The UNIX file system.
  10. The UNIX system interface.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Student learning is facilitated by a combination of formal lectures and practical workshops with an emphasis on learning in a hands-on environment.

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
AssignmentC based design and implementation20%
AssignmentAdvanced C implementation20%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination60%

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.

CSP2308|2|2