JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

CP1401 - 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;
  • define basic programming concepts;
  • apply problem solving and visualization techniques in Microsoft Excel basics for decision support;
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of programming using Python with Microsoft Excel.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP1801 CP1200 CP2200 EG1002 CP5639

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturers: Dr Dianna Hardy, Matthew Andersen.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Dianna Hardy, Dr Joanne Lee
Lecturers: Dr Dianna Hardy, Miss Elizabeth Forest, Matthew Andersen.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Dianna Hardy, Mr Trevor Andersen.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: practicals (40%); assignment 1 (30%); assignment 2 (30%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Dianna Hardy.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: practicals (40%); assignment 1 (30%); assignment 2 (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dianna Hardy
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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: <Person not found>, Dr Dianna Hardy, Dr Joanne Lee
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Joanne Lee, Miss Elizabeth Forest.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mr Raymond Ching.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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 Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mrs Laura Antochi, Miss Farnaz Faeghnia.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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 Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mrs Laura Antochi.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 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.

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.