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CS5002   Programming Principles and Practice

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Variable

This module introduces computational thinking and problem solving skills to students who have no or little previous programming experience. It covers general programming concepts used in the development of software applications, such as data structures, functions, choice, iteration, recursion and input/output. An easy-to-learn programming language is used to illustrate these concepts, and programming skills are reinforced through practical assignments.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CS5001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Lectures, tutorials and practical classes.

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%