Foundations of Programming
Tackle the fundamentals of programming – from data structures to programming language and testing methodologies. Learn to create algorithms and use sequence, selection and iteration to solve problems.
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- 30 Aug 2021
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- construct algorithms to solve basic to intermediate problems using a combination of sequence, selection and iteration
- implement such algorithms in a common programming language
- apply the methodology of top-down design to the construction of solutions and implement these solutions in a modular way
- be familiar with a number of basic data structures commonly used in computer programming.
- Algorithms and problem solving
- Testing methodologies
- Fundamental aspects of a programming language including data types, input/output, simple selection and iteration control structures, data structures, and one-dimensional arrays;
- Introduction to the concepts involved in object-oriented programming
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-ICT159U-Foundations of Programming (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This subject introduces key aspects of computer programming including data storage and manipulation, and problem solving using a high-level programming language.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
Using a formative approach, students complete weekly computer lab exercises which provide an opportunity to develop practical expertise in the concepts covered in lectures. Feedback is provided. External students may submit their lab exercises on a weekly basis or collectively at intervals. Two assignments assess the combination of multiple concepts at a high level and provide further opportunity for students to develop practical programming skills and demonstrate their understanding. Written assignment feedback is provided on the submitted work using a standard feedback form. The final examination assesses student achievement of unit learning outcomes.
- Problem-solving (10%)
- Problem-solving (20%)
- Laboratory work (30%)
- Open book timed online exam (40%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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