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FIT2044

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to a variety of topics outside the curriculum, and provides an opportunity to write programs (or, rarely, to build hardware) in an area of interest to the student and the School. The unit operates in an informal manner, and the programming tasks are designed to be interesting and challenging to advanced students. Students will typically meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis and in addition to demonstrating the results of their project, they will also give an oral presentation.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand concepts from several areas of computer science not covered in their normal curriculum;
  • know where to find further information on a range of topics on computer programming and computer science;
  • understand, from their own experience, some of the difficulties that can arise in larger programming tasks;
  • be able to learn new programming languages and tools on their own, without formal instruction;
  • be aware of the diverse range of tools that can be used to solve computing problems;
  • be aware of the breadth of the computer science discipline;
  • have an appreciation of the nature of computer science;
  • have skills in using a programming language or technology not covered in their normal curriculum;
  • have experience demonstrating a computer program;
  • have experience giving an oral presentation of a computing project.

Assessment

Assessment is based entirely on a demonstration of the students project work, which will include oral discussion of the concepts and skills learned. The unit is Pass Grade Only.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 2-6 hours per week comprising:

  • regular meetings with the supervisor
  • depending on the project and the existing knowledge and programming experience of the student 2-6 hrs personal study a week (gaining the required background knowledge, developing and implementing a solution, then writing up the project)

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

CSE2370

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