Module Title:Computer Programming
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, class discussions, tutorials, laboratory exercises and demonstrations will be used. Emphasis will be placed on active learning including problem / project-based learning.
Module Aim: To advance the students’ knowledge in software development using a high-level programming language; to equip students with the skills and techniques required to develop software using an industry standard integrated development environment (IDE).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of software and algorithm development and the building blocks of a high-level programming language.
LO2 Utilise modular programming, flowcharts, pseudocode and debugging techniques in software development; produce clearly documented source code using a neat programming style.
LO3 Define and use a variety of data types and structures in an appropriate context.
LO4 Work as an individual or in a small group to design and implement a software solution for a real world problem using a basic textual description of the problem.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Data Types
Data types, arrays, strings, pointers, structures, typecasting
Making Decisions and Iterations
Conditional statements, ternary operator, loops, nesting
Functions
User-defined functions, passing by value and by reference, recursion
Software Development, Testing and Debugging
Use a professional Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and debug code (breakpoints, single step), develop algorithms
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Project40.00%
Practical20.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A mixture of theory and/or practical assessments to reinforce learning throughout the semester. 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A problem-based learning project based on real world scenarios. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of programming exercises to complement the theory elements of the module. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A mixture of theory and/or practical assessments to reinforce learning throughout the semester. 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A problem-based learning project based on real world scenarios. 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of programming exercises to complement the theory elements of the module. 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 9.00
 

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