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Principles of Computer Science (ICT104)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit is designed to develop the skills of problem solving and program design using the Java programming language. Major topics: algorithm design; procedural abstractions; the use of libraries as collection of black-box code modules; the concepts of pre- and post-conditions; strings, arrays, introduction to object-oriented concepts including data abstraction, encapsulation, classes and object references, inheritance; introduction to recursion; streams and file input and output; the definition and use of common classes -- lists, stacks and queues.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; computer laboratories: 2 hours per week.
Other Learning Experiences Each student is expected to spend on average three hours per teaching week reading the lecture notes, books chapters and other recommended materials relevant to the topic covered in that week and spend a similar amount of time working on the lab exercises for that week. In addition, each student is required to complete two assignments and sit the final examination.
Prerequisites ICT102 Introduction to Computer Science or ICT159 Foundations of Programming. External enrolment is restricted to students with independent access to adequate computing facilities and software or to students with access to the campus computers by attendance.
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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.


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