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FIT2085

Faculty of Information Technology

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Information Technology

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to core problem-solving, analytical skills, and methodologies useful for developing flexible, robust, and maintainable software. In doing this it covers a range of conceptual levels, from high level algorithms and data-structures, down to the machine models and simple assembly language programming. Topics include data types; data structures; algorithms; algorithmic complexity; recursion; and translation to assembly language.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. design and implement simple algorithms;
  2. implement basic data types such as stacks, queues, lists, trees, priority queues, heaps and hash tables;
  3. compare and evaluate different algorithms and implementations of basic data types;
  4. calculate the best case and worst case big O time complexity of simple algorithms;
  5. manually translate simple high level code into assembly code such as MIPS R2000.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 70%; In-semester assessment: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Three 1-hour lectures
  • One 1-hour tutorial
  • One 3-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 5 hours of personal study per week in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

See also Unit timetable information

Prerequisites

((One of FIT1040 or ECE2071 or FIT1002) and FIT1029) OR (ENG1003 and ENG1060)

Prohibitions

CSE1303, CSC1030, FIT1015, FIT1008