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CS1028: PROGRAMMING FOR SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will be delivered in two halves. The first half will provide a self-contained introduction to computer programming. It will be accessible to all undergraduates. Students will be exposed to the basic principles of computer programming, e.g. fundamental programming techniques, concepts, algorithms and data structures. The course contains lectures where the principles are systematically developed. As the course does not presuppose knowledge of these principles, we start from basic intuitions. The second half will be particularly of use to those studying Science and Engineering subjects, broadly interpreted, as well as Computing and IT specialists.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Robert Duncan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will be delivered in two halves. The first will provide a self-contained introduction to computer programming. It assumes no prior knowledge of computers or programming. It will cover the basic principles of computer programming consisting of topics such as the following:

  • How to write and run your first program
  • Built-in types of data
  • Fundamental programming concepts including variables and scope, conditional statements, and iteration.
  • Arrays
  • Programs that take inputs, and that generate outputs
  • How to structure and debug code.

 

The second half will build on the first. It is particularly designed to be of use to those studying Science and Engineering subjects, broadly interpreted, as well as Computing Science and IT specialists. The second half of the course will, for example, provide:

  • Knowledge and understanding of further basic programming concepts: scope, functions, recursion, modular programming, importing and invoking code from within other code.
  • Knowledge and understanding of floating-point numbers, and libraries for scientific computing.
  • Skill in deploying the above concepts in practice.
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There will be weekly practical sessions and exercises to work with the concepts.  


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 8 - 17

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Learning Outcomes
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Computer Programming Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyAn understanding of how to write and run programs.
ProceduralEvaluateAn understanding of how computer programs should be structured.
ProceduralAnalyseAn understanding of, and ability to apply, techniques to support correct code.
ReflectionCreateThe ability to analyse simple problems, and solve them with programs.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of further, basic programming concepts and their application: scope, functions, recursion, modular programming, importing and invoking code from within other code.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of floating-point numbers, libraries for scientific computing, and their application.
ProceduralCreateSkill in programming using the concepts above, in particular for solving problems.
ProceduralApplyAn understanding of how to write and run programs.
ProceduralEvaluateAn understanding of how computer programs should be structured.
ProceduralAnalyseAn understanding of, and ability to apply, techniques to support correct code.
ReflectionCreateThe ability to analyse simple problems, and solve them with programs.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of further, basic programming concepts and their application: scope, functions, recursion, modular programming, importing and invoking code from within other code.
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of floating-point numbers, libraries for scientific computing, and their application.
ProceduralCreateSkill in programming using the concepts above, in particular for solving problems.

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