• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrik Haslum
    • Mr Jeffrey Fisher
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course COMP1730
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This course teaches introductory programming within a problem solving framework applicable to the sciences. The course emphasizes technical programming, the simulation of scientific systems and the processing of scientific data. There is an emphasis on designing and writing correct code. Testing and debugging are seen as integral to the programming enterprise. Both top-down and object oriented design are taught. There will be an introduction to widely-used computer science algorithms and to machine architecture. The course will be taught using one or more programming languages which are widely applicable to scientific work.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Design, write and debug small programs to solve practical problems of a scientific nature.
  • Have a practical understanding of the processing of scientific data.
  • Be able to describe and design small computer programs using both procedural and object-oriented methodologies.
  • Have an awareness of good program organisation.
  • Have an understanding of some widely-used algorithms.
  • Have an understanding of practical aspects of machine architecture including finite precision and rounding errors.

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Workload

Thirty one-hour lectures and nine two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMP1730. Incompatible with COMP7230 and COMP1040.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5008 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8075 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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