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CM10228: Principles of programming 2

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CM10227
Aims: To continue the practice of the programming process begun in Principles of Programming 1.
To extend students' understanding of software development to include exogenous and endogenous error handling, defensive programming, hashing and searching.
To further develop the practical skills needed to read programs, write programs, produce programs to solve real world problems and solve problems specific to the programming domain.
To further increase students' ability to program in the specific languages taught and to prepare them to learn different programming languages and programming paradigms.
To develop within students the ability to distinguish between underlying principles of computer programming (e.g. maintainability, efficiency, redundancy and robustness) and those that are development-environment or language specific.
To provide students with further motivation and mechanisms to become independent learners who take control over their education rather passively taking in information.
To provide students with a preliminary understanding of the roles and responsibilities of computer professionals.

Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the more advanced concepts of programming complete systems.
2. Understand the basics of writing multi-threaded, server-client and GUI software.
3. Design, construct, evaluate and analyse the efficiency of more complex data structures and algorithms.
4. Appreciate the limits of computation.
5. Have some understanding and appreciation of the problems and responsibilities of system delivery, maintenance, administration and relationship to users.

Skills: Use of IT (T/F,A), Problem Solving (T/F,A), Communication (T/F,A).

Content: Introduction to programming languages such as C andJava.
Introduction to complexity analysis.
Introduction to more advanced data-structures and algorithms.
Event handling, error handling, basic multi-threading and networking.
Graphical User Interfaces.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

CM10228 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 1)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
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