Introduction to Programming
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 04 October 2018
Friday 14 December 2018
Requisites for this module
BENGH610DA Electronic Engineering,
BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)
The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of computer programming.
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.
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
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Lectures and Laboratories
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assignment 1: Python Programming Exercises
||Assignment 2: Python Programming
||120 minutes during January (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
No external examiner information available for this module.
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Of 199 hours, 22 (11.1%) hours available to students:
177 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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