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Area/Catalogue
COMP 1041

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105850

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To develop skills in computer program development using the C programming language and to introduce students to operating system theory.

Course content

Programming in C: functions (pass by value and reference), arrays (1D and 2D), pointers, strings (c-style strings using pointers), file input/output, structures, array of structures, dynamic memory allocation, memory management, multi-file programs. Microcontroller programming in C. Introduction to C++.

Operating system fundamentals, process protection, and inter-process communication. Multi-tasking, threads, and scheduling algorithms. Unix overview, shell scripting, current OS comparison, and software security. Concurrency, locking, semaphores, monitors, and SMP systems. Virtual memory, swap space, and paging algorithms. Rotating disk media, physical and logical access, RAID, and journaling. Protection and security.

Textbook(s)

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

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMP 1036 Computer Techniques

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

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
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Practical Work n/a 10% n/a
Programming Assignment n/a 25% n/a
Test n/a 25% 90 minutes
Programming Examination n/a 40% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Practical Work n/a 10% n/a
Programming Assignment n/a 25% n/a
Test n/a 25% 90 minutes
Programming Examination n/a 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* 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

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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