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CP1801 - Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

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 Visual Basic Applications within 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 Visual Basic Applications (VBA).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP1401 CP1200 CP2200

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Mr Eugene McArdle
Lecturer: Dr Dianna Hardy.
Workload expectations:
  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (50%); presentation (10%); practical assessment items (10%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Mr Eugene McArdle.
Workload expectations:
  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (50%); presentation (10%); practical assessment items (10%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Mr Eugene McArdle, Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (50%); presentation (10%); practical assessment items (10%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (50%); presentation (10%); practical assessment items (10%).

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.