• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Christen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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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, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who succeed in all aspects of this course 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.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1980
2004 $2088
2005 $2088
2006 $2088
2007 $2088
2008 $2190
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3534
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7998 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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