This unit introduces students to modern computer programming language, problem solving and algorithm development. Students will be exposed to multiple design strategies, including top-down design and recursive design with functions, object-based programming, and object-oriented design.

Content includes: Data Types and Expressions, Control Statements, Strings and Text Files, Design with Functions, Design with Classes, Graphical User Interfaces, Simple Graphics and Image Processing.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NIT1102

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate skills in using a programming language;  
  2. Apply suitable design strategies to develop a solution;  
  3. Develop algorithms using basic programming language; and  
  4. Apply basic object-oriented software principles in problem solving.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Weekly Practical tasks 30%
Test Two (2) Tests (20% each) 40%
Test Final Practical Test (2 hours) 30%

Required reading

Fundamentals of Python: First Programs 2nd ed.
Kenneth A. Lambert (2018)
Cengage Learning

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