• Offered by ANU Wide
  • ANU College ANU Wide
  • Course subject ANU College
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Patrick Tran
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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Introduction to Programming and Algorithms (ANUC1100)

ANUC1100 offers Diploma students the same content and learning as COMP1100 in a more highly supported and extended teaching environment. This ensures that students are appropriately prepared for Bachelor level study.

Computer programs as a formal definition of a desired method or outcome (algorithm) are cornerstones in almost any current product design. Those programs are then mechanically translated and executed on a computer.

The course introduces the art of programming in small steps, starting from clearly structuring the required data. Typed functions, conditional expressions, and repetition (recursion) are introduced alongside as the basic methods to operate on this structured data. A key aim is to illustrate the interdependancy of algorithms and data structures - significantly, that data structures largely determine algorithms, for example, that products are processed by projections, unions by alternatives, and that recursive data structures such as lists are processed by recursive algorithms.

Programs also require time to execute in a computer system. Basic understanding of the relation between program design and execution time is an essential part of an efficient design.

For all but the simplest programs, some means of abstraction and structuring is required to manage the complexities faced by programmers, as individuals and as groups. The course introduces modularisation techniques and abstract data types, as a means of managing such complexity. Modular design is of fundamental and practical importance for program development and leads to elegant and maintainable programs.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMP1100.


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4848 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 24 Jun 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9860 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 25 Nov 2016 In Person N/A

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