|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||30 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Practical||30 x 2 Hour Practicals|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Practical Work||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Semester examination||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Presentation (Screen cast)||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Practical Work||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Written Examination||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Use technical language in English connected to computer programming and the web, both written and verbal.
2. Create simple programs in the chosen high level programming language.
3. Create simple websites using HTML5 and CSS3.
2. To introduce students to the basics of programming in a high level language.
3. To familiarise students with the concept of the web and the basics of building a website using HTML 5 and CSS 3.
Unit -0 Introduction: Computers and how they work.
Unit-1 Programming Paradigm: Programming languages, elements, concepts and types.
Unit-2 Programming language overview and the basic language elements; Language structure, conventions, variables, constants, data types, operators, expressions, statements, blocks.
Unit-3 Conditionals and loops: if-else, switch, break, continue, for, while, do-while, arrays.
Unit-4 Introduction to web-technology: Internet vs web, outline of internet protocols and layering.
Unit 5: Basic of web designing: Anatomy of a website, presentations and layouts, hosting and domains, and web development tools.
Unit-6 HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) 5: Basic and advanced tags.
Unit-7 CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) 3: Typography, consistency, types of styles, specifying class with HTML document, text rollovers
The module will provide an introduction to computer science to ensure students are well prepared to enter our normal Year 1. The module aims to provide an overview of computer science, including knowledge of the main components of a computer, programming environments and programming constructs. The practical work associated with the module will involve learning the basics of a high level programming language such as Java or Python and the basics of the web, such as building static web pages using HTML.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Yes, will need to have / gain some numerical understanding for programming exercises.|
|Communication||Developed by practical reports and presentation.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Yes, need to do some independent work.|
|Information Technology||Information Technology is central to the module.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Aimed at preparing for CS (related) degree, leading to a career in that area.|
|Problem solving||Yes, programming requires solving problems.|
|Research skills||Yes, need to read around subject.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Programming and web development.|
|Team work||Probably not, although some work may be done as a small group or pairs.|
This module is at CQFW Level 3