COSC131-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Introduction to Programming for Engineers

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

Computer programming in a high-level language with special emphasis on numerical computation. This course is required for engineering intermediate and is an alternative to COSC121 as a prerequisite for COSC122 and all 200 level COSC and SENG courses. COSC131 teaches the fundamentals of computer programming using the Python language and can be taken by students who have no previous programming background. Topics include expressions, assignment, selection and iteration, structured data (lists, dictionaries, tuples, arrays), functional decomposition, file processing, numerical computation with numpy, graph plotting with matplotlib, some basic numerical algorithms and an introduction to object-oriented programming.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Restrictions

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 25 Jul
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Timetable Note

Students must attend one activity from the lecture and computer lab sections; the tutorial however is optional.

Course Coordinator

Richard Lobb

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Computer Science and Software Engineering.

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