Introduction to Programming

COS60006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 54

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

Aims and objectives

Students who successfully complete this Unit should 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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Independently research topics in programming languages or program structure.