|Owning Department/School:||Department of Computer Science|
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
|Assessment Summary:||CW 50%, EX 50%|
|Assessment Detail:|| |
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To introduce students to the development of computer software, including problem analysis, establishing requirements, designing, implementing and evaluating.
To provide practical skills at reading and writing programs and producing programs to solve real world problems.
To provide students with domain specific problem solving techniques.
To improve students' general problem-solving, project-management and time-management skills.
To make students feel confident about programming in the taught languages and about being able to learn different programming languages and programming paradigms.
To provide students with mechanisms to become independent learners who take control over their education rather than passively taking in information.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the basic procedural control statements and design, implement, test and evaluate programs using this paradigm.
2. Understand the basic concepts of object orientation and design, implement, test and evaluate programs in this paradigm.
3. Design, construct and evaluate simple data structures and algorithms.
4. Plan, implement and critique software projects.
Use of IT (T/F,A), Problem Solving (T/F,A), Communication (T/F,A)
An introduction to a programming language such as Java or Python.
An introduction to program development environments such as eclipse.
Procedural Control: Introduction to procedural system development. Discussion of control structures: sequence, selection, iteration and recursion.
Objects: Introduction to object-oriented system development. Introduction of objects and classes, inheritance and polymorphism. Comparison of procedural and object programming.
Introductions to scope and extent, abstract data types. Design methods for such systems.
Systems engineering and design methods, such as Object/Class diagrams, UML, iterative software development, code reuse and software maintenance.
Testing and debugging: unit testing, tracing by hand, print statements, etc.
Data Organisation: Basic data structures: lists, stacks and queues. Basic search and sorting algorithms for these data structures. Files and streams. Data handling.
CM10227 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:Department of Computer Science