• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021.

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:

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.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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

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