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Area/Catalogue
COMP 1047

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170265

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 3

Course aim

To develop problem solving skills and core programming techniques to acquire and process real-world data related to civil, electrical, mechanical and other engineering problems.

Course content

This course allows students to develop an understanding of fundamental programming concepts and the relevance of programming in solving engineering problems. These concepts will be applied through design and implementation of programming code and the use of microcontrollers. The course also covers coding standards and good programming practices, as well as problem solving processes and tools.

Programming concepts covered in this course include: representing data (data types, variables, constants); math and Boolean expressions (relational, equality and Boolean operators); control constructs (sequence, selection, iteration); using and writing functions (call by value and call by reference); arrays (1-D and 2-D); strings; pointers; dynamic memory allocation; structures; array of structures; multi-file programs; standard and file input and output. Programming integrated development environments (for both C and microcontrollers) will be used.

Textbooks

Deitel & Deitel 2016, C How To Program, 8, Pearson Education Inc.

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
Programming 2000 words equivalent 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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 university. 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

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