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

    Programming Principles
  • Unit Code

    CSP5110
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Gregory BAATARD

Description

This unit introduces students to the principles of programming, including variables, data types, control structures, functions, input and output. The concepts of program design, testing and best practice are also explored.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse problems and design solutions within the context of programming.
  2. Implement and test programs that solve defined problems.
  3. Distinguish and apply the concepts of variables, data types and data structures.
  4. Construct and contrast control structures such as sequence, selection and iteration.
  5. Recognise and employ the concepts of abstraction, including functions and object orientation.

Unit Content

  1. Introduction to programming.
  2. Testing and quality assurance.
  3. Internet resources for programmers.
  4. Input and output.
  5. Data types and selection.
  6. Data structures and iteration.
  7. Functions and modules.
  8. Files and exception handling.
  9. Strings, dictionaries and sets.
  10. Introduction to object oriented programming.
  11. Graphical user interfaces.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Knowledge and skills will be developed by a combination of lecture-based material, practical workshop sessions and independent readings and research.

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
AssignmentIndividual programming assignment20%
ProjectIndividual programming project30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentIndividual programming assignment20%
ProjectIndividual programming project30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%

^ 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

    Programming Principles
  • Unit Code

    CSP5110
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Gregory BAATARD

Description

This unit introduces students to the principles of programming, including variables, data types, control structures, functions, input and output. The concepts of program design, testing and best practice are also explored.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse problems and design solutions within the context of programming.
  2. Implement and test programs that solve defined problems.
  3. Distinguish and apply the concepts of variables, data types and data structures.
  4. Construct and contrast control structures such as sequence, selection and iteration.
  5. Recognise and employ the concepts of abstraction, including functions and object orientation.

Unit Content

  1. Introduction to programming.
  2. Testing and quality assurance.
  3. Internet resources for programmers.
  4. Input and output.
  5. Data types and selection.
  6. Data structures and iteration.
  7. Functions and modules.
  8. Files and exception handling.
  9. Strings, dictionaries and sets.
  10. Introduction to object oriented programming.
  11. Graphical user interfaces.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Knowledge and skills will be developed by a combination of lecture-based material, practical workshop sessions and independent readings and research.

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
AssignmentIndividual programming assignment20%
ProjectIndividual programming project30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentIndividual programming assignment20%
ProjectIndividual programming project30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Gaddis, T., & Agarwal, R. (2014). Starting Out with Python. (3rd ed.). Essex, UK: Pearson.

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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