Introduction to Programming

COS10009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 54 Hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce students to structured procedural programming and design.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
 
1. Apply code reading and debugging techniques to analyse, interpret, and describe the purpose of program code, and locate within this code errors in syntax, logic, style and/or good practice (K6, S1). 
2. Describe the principles of structured programming, and relate these to the syntactical elements of the programming language used and the way programs are developed (A2, S1). 
3. Construct small programs, using the programming languages covered, that include the use of arrays, functions and procedures, parameter passing with call by value and call by reference, custom data types, and pointers (K1, K2, K3, S2). 
4. Use modular and functional decomposition to break problems down functionally, represent the resulting structures diagrammatically, and implement these structures in code as functions and procedures (S3, A2, A4). 
 
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