Module Details

Module Code: PROG C7Z23
Full Title Programming Principles
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits: 10
Module Author Tony McCarron
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will be capable of using a problem-solving approach to design, build and test solutions to fundamental programming problems.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Design, build and test programming solutions using appropriate fundamental programming constructs.
MLO2 Use simple data structures such as arrays and array lists to solve problems.
MLO3 Use abstraction and decomposition as techniques to create well structured solutions using both user-defined static methods and standard library methods.
MLO4 Read and write from files using library classes.
MLO5 Create programs with GUI interfaces.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Indicative Content
Programming Constructs
Variables, types, expressions and assignment, Console based input-output, validation.
Control Structures
Conditional and iterative control structures
Api
Familiarity with the methods of library classes e.g. String, Math, Random etc.
Methods
Method definition, invocation, variable scope, parameter passing, return types, and method overloading
Simple Data Structures
Arrays and ArrayLists.
Input-output
Files : reading and writing, GUI based programming.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Formative assessment consisting of practical exercises designed to build upon the theoretical topics covered and to give practice in building programming solutions relevant to the current topic. Assessments will be both individual and pair based.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Sem 1 End Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
A lab-based practical exam, summative in nature giving the student the opportunity demonstrate their problem solving ability and their knowledge of topics covered to this point.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Formative assessment consisting of practical exercises designed to build upon the theoretical topics covered and to give practice in building programming solutions relevant to the current topic. Assessments will be both individual and pair based.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Sem 2 End Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
A lab-based practical exam, summative in nature giving the student the opportunity demonstrate their problem solving ability and their knowledge of topics covered in this module.
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Formative assessment consisting of practical exercises designed to build upon the theoretical topics covered and to give practice in building programming solutions relevant to the current topic. Assessments will be both individual and pair based.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Sem 1 End Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
A lab-based practical exam, summative in nature giving the student the opportunity demonstrate their problem solving ability and their knowledge of topics covered to this point.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Formative assessment consisting of practical exercises designed to build upon the theoretical topics covered and to give practice in building programming solutions relevant to the current topic. Assessments will be both individual and pair based.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Sem 2 End Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
A lab-based practical exam, summative in nature giving the student the opportunity demonstrate their problem solving ability and their knowledge of topics covered in this module.
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact Three 2-hour lab-based classes with the delivery of new content integrated with practical implementation. Every Week 6.00 6
Independent Study Non Contact Independent work both lecturer- and and self-directed. Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact Investigation and directed learning from both books and online resources. Every Week 1.00 1
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact One 3-hour lab based class with the delivery of new content integrated with practical implementation. Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact Independent work both lecturer- and and self-directed. Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact Investigation and directed learning from both books and online resources. Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Julie Anderson & Herve J. Franceschi. (2018), Java Illuminated, 5th Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, [ISBN: 9781284140996].
  • Stuart Reges & Marty Stepp. (2014), Building Java Programs : A back to basics approach., 3rd Edition. Pearson Education, [ISBN: 9780133449440].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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