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SOFT6013 - Procedural Programming

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Title:Procedural Programming
Long Title:Procedural Programming
Module Code:SOFT6013
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Computer Software
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: TIM HORGAN
Module Description: This module is concerned with the development of student programming skills in a non object oriented environment. It serves as a basis for further software development skills either procedural, scripting or OOP languages. The target platform's audio & visual capabilities are used to demonstrate the programming skills being acquired to help motivate the student.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use development tools to create, compile, debug and run programs
LO2 Declare and use variables of different types and use operators on them.
LO3 Write control statements including for loops, while loops and switch statements.
LO4 Create and use single dimensional array structures
LO5 Use simple API calls to access sound or graphics on the development platform.
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).
No recommendations listed
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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Development Environment
Using an integrated development environment, compiling, linking, solving program errors..
Programming Constructs
Volatile storage vs persistent storage, variable types, assigning values to variables, using operators on variables. expressions, statements, conditionals, iteration, function/procedure/method/subroutine calls.
Control Structures
Sequences of instructions, making decisions, if, switch, for loops, while loops.
Collections
Grouping similar data types into a collection using a single dimensional array structure, parallel arrays.
Platform API
Make simple application programming interface calls for to I/O, Sound/MIDI or graphics.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination In-lab exam - operators, variables, types. 1,2 10.0 Week 6
Project Develop a software program with user input, processing and screen output. 1,2,3 40.0 Week 9
Project Develop a program that requests user input, records data using arrays, processes the data and performs output using screen and sound or graphics 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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 Theory delivered in lecture room 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computing lab 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of class and lab work. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory delivered in lecture room 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computing lab 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of class and lab work. 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
  • Iain Gray 2017, Snake Charming - The Musical Python, 1st Ed., Springer [ISBN: 9783319606590]
  • Bill Manaris 2014, Making Music with Computers, 1st Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9781439867914]
  • Pedro Kroger 2012, Music for Geeks and Nerds, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 9781478345381]
  • Tony Gaddis 2014, Starting out with Python, 3rd Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292065502]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTE_9 Master of Arts in Music and Technology 1 Group Elective 1
CR_GMUST_9 Master of Science in Music and Technology 1 Group Elective 1

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