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Unit information: Programming in C in 2020/21

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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

COMS1302 Overview of Computer Architecture

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

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Programme competently and apply good software engineering techniques
  2. Implement a set of standard algorithms
  3. Appreciate the importance of space and time complexity of algorithms
  4. Appreciate the difficulties which arise in large-scale software production.

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

100% Coursework

Reading and References

  • Kelley, Al and Pohl, Ira, C by Dissection: The Essentials of C Programming, 4th Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2001) ISBN: 0201713748 (Background)
  • Kernighan, Brian W. and Ritchie, Dennis M., The ANSI C Programming Language (2nd edition) (Prentice Hall, 1988) ISBN: 0131103628 (Background)
  • Standish, T., Data Structures, Algorithms and Software Principles in C (Addison-Wesley, 1994) ISBN: 0201591189 (Background)

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