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Problem Solving and Programming

Undergraduate | USA-COMP1043 | 2024

Learn how to go from a problem statement to a code solution. Develop core programming skills using Python programming language. Solve errors in your own code. Build skills that can be applied across a range of scenarios.  

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Study method
100% online
Assessments
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
Duration
10 weeks
Start dates
8 Jan 2024,
24 June 2024

Price from

$2,200

Upfront cost

$0

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Problem Solving and Programming

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Apply problem solving strategies to solve problems and express the solution as an algorithm.
    2. Apply a problem solving process to move from a problem statement to a code solution.
    3. Implement programs to solve problems and choose appropriate conditional and iteration constructs for a given programming task
    4. Analyse and explain the behaviour of programs.
    5. Test and debug algorithms and programs and describe strategies that are useful in debugging.
    6. Use existing objects to solve problems and create user-defined objects by declaring a class and using it to create objects.
    7. Apply good programming practices, specifically, coding style standards and source code documentation.

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No entry requirements

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0.125 EFTSL
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