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SOFT6005 - Programming Fundamentals I

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Title:Programming Fundamentals I
Long Title:Programming. Fundamental conce
Module Code:SOFT6005
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Computer Software
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Sean McSweeney
Module Author:  
Module Description: Programming Fundamentals teaches the student about the use of integers, floating point numbers, characters, and strings as data. Programming constructs such as if, if..else, switch, while loops, repeat..until loops, and counting loops are presented. Students will use keyboard input and screen output. Practical lab sessions and assignments will help to develop the skills required to identify the best data and program constructs to solve a range of simple, well-defined problems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Write, compile, and debug simple computer programs, given the problem statements.
LO2 Identify particular arrangements of program constructs to use as solution patterns for simple programming problems.
LO3 Model aspects of real life problems as data objects so that they can be manipulated in a computer program.
LO4 Predict the behaviour of programs that use selection and repetition control structures.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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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
Modelling and Algorithms.
Identifying data to be modelled. Identifying actions to be performed on the data. Writing programs using the actions performed on the data to effect a solution.
Programming Language.
Data as integers, floating point numbers and strings. Boolean data. Input statements and output statements. Comparators, assignment statements, mathematical operators. Flow control structures. Coding from algorithms.
Integrated Development Environment.
Entering code. Syntax error identifying and fixing. Compiling. Debugging and variable watching.
Programming constructs.
Control structures. If statements. If .. else structures. Case structures. For loops. Forever loops. While loops. Sentinel controlled while loops. Do .. while loops.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Quiz 3,4 10.0  
Open-book Examination Lab exam using compiler 1,2,3 20.0 Week 5
Project Programming assignment 1,2,3 20.0 Week 10
Open-book Examination Lab exam using compiler 1,2,3 50.0 Sem End
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 Classroom 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Programming exercises using computer 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self study 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Programming exercises using computer 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel 2005, C++ How to Program, 5 Ed., 1,2,4 and 5, Prentice Hall U. S. [ISBN: 0 13 185 757 6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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