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CP1801 - Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP1401 CP1200 CP2200 CP5639

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Dianna Hardy.
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
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.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturer: Mr Eugene McArdle.
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
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.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturer: Mr Eugene McArdle.
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
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.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturer: Mr Eugene McArdle.
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
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.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturer: Dr Shailey Chawla.
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
Assessment: practicals (40%); assignment 1 (30%); assignment 2 (30%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
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
Assessment: practicals (40%); assignment 1 (30%); assignment 2 (30%).

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.