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Area/Catalogue
COMP 5076

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
173281

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To explore the pillars of computational thinking, how to develop and analyse algorithms, and how solutions can be implemented using the Python programming language.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include: introduction to problem solving; design thinking; decomposition and pattern recognition; data representation and abstraction; introduction to algorithms; common algorithms explained; your algorithm to pseudo-code; programming concepts; introduction to python; variables and conditional statements; lists and loops; functions and files.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Seminar 1 hour x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 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
Continuous assessment N/A 30% Weekly
Problem solving exercise 1500 words 30% N/A
Programming 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 30% Weekly
Problem solving exercise 1500 words 30% N/A
Programming 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A

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
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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.

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