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CS1032: PROGRAMMING 1 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 21 Oct 2021 11:55


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. It will include a gentle introduction to professional issues and security concepts.

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 Bedour Alshaigy
  • Dr Iman Naja

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 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. It will include a gentle introduction to professional issues and security concepts.  

Course Description:  

This course 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 course will go on to cover 

  • Knowledge and understanding of further basic programming concepts: scope, functions, recursion, modular programming, important and invoking code from within other code. 
  • Errors and exceptions 
  • Floating-point numbers 
  • Important libraries 
  • A brief introduction to professional issues and professional institutions in computing 
  • A brief introduction to security issues in computing 

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

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 10 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Computer Programming Exercise (30%)

Computer Programming Exercise (50%)

MCQ Class Test (20%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Where a student fails the course overall they will be afforded the opportunity to resit those parts of the course that they failed (pass marks will be carried forward).

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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