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    Computer Programming and Problem Solving
    COMP S258
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    Computer Programming and Problem Solving
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Middle
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    11,700
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Middle 2 terms 10
    English
    11,700
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: Dr Andrew Lui, BSc (Sydney); PhD (Australian National University)

    Course Developers: Dr Andrew Lui Kwok-Fai, OUHK; and Dr Reggie Kwan, OUHK

    This course, together with COMP S201, is designed to be a first course for students who are interested in computing. Programming is an interesting skill enabling you to create your own programs to do work for you. The course adopts a hands-on and language-friendly approach that eases students into writing their first programs.

    Nearly half of the course content covers the basics of programming in C. Students will learn how to create programs that make a decision, repeat a task, interact with the operating system, and transfer data to and from file systems. The second half of the course covers problem-solving with programming. Students will learn how various ways of organizing data can solve common problems in computing, including searching and sorting.

    Aims
    This course aims to provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge in programming and application development.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • Introduction to C programming

    • Basic elements of programming, including memory, input/output, selection, repetition, etc.

    • Basic data types and structures

    • Problem-solving and intermediate data structures

    • Algorithms and efficiency analysis

    Learning support
    There will be about ten tutorials and other face-to-face sessions.

    Assessment
    There will be four assignments and a final examination.

    Online requirement
    This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator, as well as other students. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

    Equipment
    A computer with the following minimum requirements is needed:

    • A 2 GHz Pentium processor and 1 GB RAM

    • Sound card with speakers

    • A printer and an Internet connection

    • Other standard features such as a keyboard, mouse and hard disk (2 GB free space)

    Software
    Students will need access to a computer with Windows OS and Microsoft Word.

    Set book(s)
    Deitel, H M and Deitel, P J (2015) C — How to Program, 8th edn, Prentice Hall.

    Students with disabilities or special educational needs
    The audio and visual components of this course may cause difficulties for students with hearing or vision impairments. You are encouraged to seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling in this course.

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