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CP1801 - Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is only available to students admitted to the Diploma of Higher Education

In this subject students will develop analytical skills and problem solving techniques to develop solutions and/or decision-making competence. Students will learn the principles of data-driven problem solving using techniques including decomposition, flowcharts and algorithm design. In this subject, basic programming using Python with Microsoft Excel will be introduced. This subject forms a foundation for further programming subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe problem-solving techniques in the IT context;
  • apply problem solving and visualisation techniques in Microsoft Excel basics for decision support;
  • define basic programming concepts;
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of programming using Python with Microsoft Excel.

Subject Assessment

  • practicals (40%)
  • assignment 1 (30%)
  • assignment 2 (30%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Practical attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend and demonstrate their attempt to at least 70% of practical, must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why they should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP1401 CP1200 CP2200 CP5639

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.