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Unit information: Programming in C in 2018/19

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Unit name Programming in C
Unit code COMSM1201
Credit points 30
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Campbell
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

This unit aims to introduce you to the basic principles of software engineering. Successful completion of this unit will enable you to program competently and apply good software engineering techniques, implement a set of standard algorithms, ppreciate the importance of space and time complexity of algorithms, appreciate the difficulties which arise in large-scale software production.

Intended learning outcomes

Successful completion of this unit will enable you to program competently and apply good software engineering techniques, implement a set of standard algorithms, ppreciate the importance of space and time complexity of algorithms, appreciate the difficulties which arise in large-scale software production.

Teaching details

36 lectures and 72 hours of laboratory sessions. A further 192 hours are nominally set aside for coursework, private study, etc.

Assessment Details

3 marked assignments of 10, 20 and 25%; 1 pass/fail lab test (10%) and one major project (35%).

Reading and References

Al Kelley and Ira Pohl. C by Dissection: The Essentials of C Programming. Addison-Wesley. 2001. 4th edition. ISBN: 0201713748 Background

Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie. The ANSI C Programming Language (2nd edition). Prentice Hall. 1988. ISBN: 0131103628 Background

T. Standish Data Structures, Algorithms and Software Principles in C. Addison-Wesley. 1994. ISBN: 0201591189 Background

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