• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Software Development, Computer Systems
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Tony Hosking
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course is a variation on Programming for Problem Solving (COMP1100). It  covers the same topics in more depth, allowing students to deepen their understanding and experience. They will understand the foundations of program semantics, program proof, and implementation of the programming language features that they have learned in the course.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. (in addition to the learning outcomes of COMP1100)
  2. Understand and discuss the fundamental mathematical concepts underlying functional programming
  3. Use formal proof and structural induction to reason about the correctness of functional programs.
  4. Understand and discuss the significance of different evaluation strategies, including laziness, for the computational behaviour of functional programs.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignments (30) [LO null]
  2. Lab Assessment (5) [LO null]
  3. Mid-Term Exam (10) [LO null]
  4. Final Exam (55) [LO null]

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Forty hours of lectures, twelve two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions. At least the same amount of time will be required to work through the material, and prepare assignments and for labs.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with COMP1100.

Prescribed Texts


Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have achieved a level of knowledge of mathematics comparable to at least ACT Specialist Mathematics Major/Minor or NSW Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. No programming, Computer Science or IT experience or skills are required



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

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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
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2196 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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