CE150-4-AP-NW:
Introduction to Programming in C

The details
2024/25
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Northwest University
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 21 March 2025
15
21 March 2024

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

CE243

Key module for

BSC H60E Electronic System Engineering,
BSC H60ECO Electronic System Engineering

Module description

This module will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts of computer programming in the C language, which is particularly relevant to programming embedded systems and for electronic engineers.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of computer programming in the C language, which is particularly relevant to programming embedded systems.

Module learning outcomes

After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and concepts that underlie the procedural programming model.
2. Explain and make use of high-level programming language features that support control, data and procedural abstraction.
3. Analyse and explain the behaviour of simple programs that incorporate standard control structures, parameterised functions, arrays, structures and I/O.
4. Implement, test and debug simple programs that use the features listed above.

Module information

Syllabus

Underlying principles of procedural programming

-The imperative programming model; state, sequentiality and destructive assignment.

-Abstraction: separating internal and external views; control, data and procedural abstraction.

-A model of memory: variables; static and dynamic memory; the execution stack


Programming in a high-level procedural language

Identifiers and keywords

Expressions and types: well-typed expressions; operator precedence and expression evaluation

Statements and control flow: simple, compound and control statements; the assignment statement; selection and repetition

Functions: definition, and call; local variables, scope and existence; parameters, formal and actual parameters, parameter passing

Lists and dictionaries: declaration and initialisation; accessing elements
Input and output: console and file I/O

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and Labs

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Progress Test    40% 
Coursework   Assignment    60% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during January 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Additional coursework information

The coursework will consist of a progress test based on an MCQ assessment and assignments based on laboratory work.

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Amit Singh, email: a.k.singh@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Amit Singh
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

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