Module Title:Programming
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 8 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Combination of lectures and practical laboratory sessions. Lectures will take the form of traditional theory and workshop activities. Workshop activities entail interaction with students whilst building programs from scratch using data projector facilities. Laboratory sessions take the form of formative assessment sheets with individual interaction with students
Module Aim: To provide the student with: 1. the problem solving skills necessary for programming 2. the basic concepts of programming. 3. the capability to develop complete programs
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand and utilise problem solving techniques to analyse a problem and develop a solution for it;
LO2 Write simple programs based on simple problem-solving algorithms they write;
LO3 Utilise and understand the concepts of variables and data types;
LO4 Understand the notion of sequence in programming;
LO5 Program control structures in their code where necessary;
LO6 Create programs to manipulate and store strings;
LO7 Create programs to manipulate arrays;
LO8 Understand object-oriented programming concepts such as abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism;
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to problem solving
Algorithms & pseudocode; translating pseudocode into program code; Introduction to a relevant language; identifiers, keywords, comments. Data types, variables, assignment statements, constants, arithmetic expressions and operators, operator precedence, using conditional expressions, console I/O. Program control constructs and their uses - sequence, iteration and selection, flow of control;
Strings
String manipulation, string classes and methods
Arrays
Concepts, declarations, creation, sorting and searching arrays, multidimensional arrays
Objects
Abstraction & encapsulation, classes, objects, methods, instance & local variables, scope, method parameters & return types, pass by value parameters, reference variables, access modifiers, object creation, object initialisation & constructors
Inheritance
Single inheritance; sub classing, overloading, overriding, this reference, polymorphism, casting, super keyword, parent constructors.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Lab Test 1: The student will be assessed on their ability to write a piece of pseudocode and translate it into a simple program 1,2,3,4 10.00 n/a
Other Lab 2: The student will be assessed on their ability to write a program that utilizes a selection structure. 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 n/a
Other Lab 3: The student will be assessed on their ability to write a program that utilizes a iteration structure. 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 n/a
Other Lab 4: The student will be assessed on their ability to write a program that utilizes strings. 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 n/a
Other Lab 5: The student will be assessed on their ability to write a program that utilizes arrays 1,2,3,4,5,7 10.00 n/a
Other Written Test 1: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of strings. 1,2,3,4,5,6 15.00 n/a
Other Written Test 2: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of object-oriented concepts. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 15.00 n/a
Other Written Assessment on Arrays of Objects & Methods 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 10.00 n/a
Performance Evaluation Active participation in the Lab 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 10.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Tutorial 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Total Hours 200.00
 

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