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Introduction to Computer Science (ICT102)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit introduces key aspects of computer science including data storage and manipulation, and problem solving using a high-level programming language. Topics: the components of a modern computer system; fundamental concepts of data storage; function of operating systems; algorithms and problem solving; fundamental aspects of a programming language including data types, input/output, simple selection and iteration control structures, procedural and data abstraction, one-dimensional arrays and strings.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 3 hours per week (1 hour unsupervised).
Assessment Students complete weekly lab exercises which are primarily to provide an opportunity to develop practical experience in the concepts covered in lectures. Feedback is provided interactively, and these sessions constitute formative assessment. Assignments the combination of multiple concepts at a high level and provide further opportunity for students to develop practical skills and demonstrate their understanding. Written feedback is provided on assignments and through a standard feedback form.

Lab exercises 30%
Assignment 1 10%
Assignment 2 10%
Assignment 3 15%
Final Examination 35%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ENG108 Engineering Computing I may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Introduction to Computer Science (WACE) (WICT102) (Discontinued) - as for ICT102 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 0
Timetabled Learning Activities
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Introduction to Computer Science (MIT) (DICT102) - as for ICT102 except as follows
Organisational Unit No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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