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Introduction to Programming and the UNIX Environment

Undergraduate | UNE-COSC110 | 2024

Take a structured approach to solving complex problems. Build foundation knowledge for further study of computer science. Learn to use UNIX-type operating systems to develop and debug programs. Get involved in practical exercises and assignments.

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024,
21 Oct 2024

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Introduction to Programming and the UNIX Environment

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. solve problems using a structured approach by constructing and implementing algorithms using a high-level programming language, making use of a range of data-types, control structures, parameter passing, functions and procedures;
    2. describe and apply good program development practices and/or coding style to the production of software;
    3. analyse and debug computer programs to describe their purpose and identify logic and syntactical errors whenever they are present;
    4. explain the principles of intellectual property and how they relate to the ethical considerations surrounding control and availability of information technology;
    5. explain the history and status of information technology by identifying key developments and their relationship with current techniques or technologies; and
    6. understand and apply the tools and commands available in UNIX-type operating systems for tasks relating to software development, basic administration and data processing.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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