CE150-4-AT-CA:
Introduction to Programming with C

The details
2024/25
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Autumn Special
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
15
09 April 2024

 

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

 

CE243

Key module for

BENGH610DA Electronic 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

By the end of 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

This module will be delivered via:

  • 20 hours of lectures.
  • 20 hours of labs.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Progress Test    20% 
Coursework   Lab Quizzes    10% 
Coursework   Assignment 1    30% 
Coursework   Assignment 2    40% 

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
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Alexandros Voudouris, email: alexandros.voudouris@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Alexandros Voudouris
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 42 hours, 40 (95.2%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
2 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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