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SOFT6018 - Problem Solving&Programming 1

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Title:Problem Solving&Programming 1
Long Title:Problem Solving & Programming 1
Module Code:SOFT6018
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Computer Software
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: CLIONA MC GUANE
Module Description: This a first course in computer programming. This introductory module is intended to introduce the student to fundamental problem solving and programming skills required to create software applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop algorithmic solutions to defined problem statements
LO2 Document algorithmic solutions to defined problems using accepted documentation methods.
LO3 Prepare test plans for algorithmic solutions
LO4 Implement algorithmic solutions in a high level language such as Java
LO5 Apply test plans to the implemented applications
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fundamental Programming Concepts
Students will learn the fundamental programming concepts that apply to all programming languages: data types, variables, constants, operators, expressions, sequential statements, input and output, selection statements, and repetition statements. Students will apply these fundamental programming concepts to the design of algorithmic solutions to defined problem statements and implement these solutions in HLL such as Java.
Designing and documenting solutions using standard techniques
Students will use standard documentation techniques such as flowcharts or pseudocode to document algorithmic solutions to defined problem statements.
Implementing solutions in high level language
Students will implement algorithmic solutions to defined problem statements in a high level programming language such as Java, using an appropriate development environment. Students will learn how to identify and eliminate sytax and logical errors.
Testing
Test plans will be designed and implemented at every stage of development process i.e. during design, incremental development and delivery stages, to ensure that the solution produced solves the defined problem.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Test problem solving concepts 1,2,4 10.0 Week 7
Project Assignment to include design, implementation and testing 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 10
Other Group Work on various dates during the semester 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 n/a
Open-book Examination Final examination in the lab 4,5 50.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Introduce programming concepts 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Designing, implementing and testing solutions to problems 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Study and apply new concepts 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Introduce programming concepts 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Designing, implementing and testing solutions to problems 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Study and apply new concepts 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Maureen Sprankle, Jim Hubbard 2009, Problem solving and programming concepts, 8th Edition Ed. [ISBN: 9780137147908]
  • Tony Gaddis 2010, Starting out with Java From Control Structures through Objects, 4 Ed Ed., Addison-Wesley Boston [ISBN: 0136080200]
  • Tony Gaddis and Godfrey Muganda 2007, Starting out with Java: From Control Structures to Data Structures, 2 Ed Ed., Pearson Addison Wesley Boston [ISBN: 0321421027]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KSDEV_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 1 Mandatory
CR_KITMN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in IT Management 1 Mandatory
CR_KDNET_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development and Computer Networking 1 Mandatory
CR_KWEBD_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Web Development 1 Mandatory
CR_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 1 Mandatory
CR_KITSP_7 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 1 Mandatory
CR_KCOMP_6 Higher Certificate in Computing 1 Mandatory

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