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Introduction to Computer Programming - COMP115

This unit is an introductory computer science unit, providing a practical introduction to basic computing and programming concepts. Students gain an understanding of, and practical experience in, computer programming; practical experience in implementing informal prose descriptions of problem solutions using an imperative language; an understanding of, and practical experience in, designing, coding, testing and debugging simple algorithms; and an understanding of the principle of incremental development. Other topics include: the concept of program correctness; the differences between high-level languages, assembly languages and machine languages; the role played by compilers; and the execution of programs by computer hardware. Together with ISYS114 Introduction to Systems Design and Data Management, this unit forms the entry point for mainstream computing units.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Matthew Roberts, Dr Gaurav Gupta



NCCW(s): COMP124, COMP155, ITEC100
Unit Designation(s):


Information Technology


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Computing

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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