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Area/Catalogue
COMP 1043

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163541

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)

Course aim

To develop problem solving skills and basic programming techniques.

Course content

Problem Solving: Approaches to problem solving; a problem solving process; tools such as mind mapping, brainstorming,  abstraction, decomposition.
Introduction to programming – language concepts, keywords, types, constants, variables, expressions, Boolean expressions, precedence and associativity, sequence, choice, loops, functions, parameters, strings, lists.

Textbooks

Gaddis, Tony 2015, Starting Out with Python, 3rd ed., Pearson Education

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Problem solving portfolio N/A 25% N/A
Assignment 1 1500 words 10% N/A
Assignment 2 1500 words 15% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

Degree this course is offered in