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EE20084: Structured programming

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Programming Assignment (CW 50%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
EE20084G - Reassessment Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
EE20084G - Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take EE10134 or equivalent.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to structured programming using a structured programming language such as Python, C, C++, Java. To develop their skills in writing good quality software using the structured programming language. To provide an appreciation of the importance of good software structure and documentation. To enable students to gain practical experience with programming and its interaction with the operating system environment.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing the unit, students will be able to:
(i) design, implement, test and debug functions and programs according to a given specification,
(ii) to locate and correct semantic and syntactic errors in a given program,
(iii) to explain various aspects of the languages such as scope or type conversion rules and so on,
(iv) to write well-structured software documented with appropriate comments,
(v) to understand the basic concepts of the interaction of a program with the operating system.

Skills:
Writing and documentation of structured computer programs. Problem Solving. Taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Fundamentals: identifiers, keywords, fundamental data types, constants, variables, arrays, declarations, operators, expressions and statements. Conditional and looping controls. Functions: defining, accessing and passing arguments to functions, recursive funcions. Prototypes. Modular programming. Use of standard library functions for data input/output. Arrays: defining, processing and passing arrays to functions. Multidimensional arrays. Strings and string processing. Allocation of variables in memory and dynamic memory allocation. Structures: defining and accessing structures. Self-referential structures. User defined data types. Bit fields. Data structures: stacks, queues. Linked lists and trees. Code execution timing. Parallel and thread programming. Operating Systems: event driven programming. Comparisons between structured programming languages - low level and high level operations.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE20084 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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