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CP2200 - Introduction to Programming 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

This subject is a broad introduction to computer programming. A number of themes are explored including procedural programming, object-oriented programming, the fundamental elements and concepts of programming, problem solving techniques using algorithmic development and GUI programming skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the behaviour of simple programs, involving the fundamental programming constructs;
  • appreciate the methods and concepts required to program a computer program;
  • apply problem solving techniques such as divide and conquer, and recursion;
  • develop a basic knowledge of GUI programming and event-handling.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Mr Lindsay Ward.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10% - 15%); tutorial attendance and participation (10% - 15%); assignments (20% - 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.