COMPX101-18A (NET)

Introduction to Computer Science

15 Points

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Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
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Department of Computer Science

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Convenor(s)

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Tutor(s)

: nilesh.kanji@waikato.ac.nz

Student Representative(s)

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: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper introduces computer programming in C# – the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer. You will learn how to create software in Visual Studio to solve problems and learn the fundamentals of writing computer code.
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Paper Structure

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Students will need to watch video lectures each week, attend one online tutorial each week and complete your practical work at home and then submit on Moodle. Everything is done online and you are not required to come onto campus. All tests will also be completed at home and your work uploaded into Moodle at the end of the test session.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning Outcomes
    Students who pass this paper will be able to create programs in C#, using the common graphical controls such as buttons, picture boxes and text fields. They will understand the basic concepts of event-driven and object-oriented programming. They will be able to use conditional statements to react to user input and process errors. They will be able to use iterative statements, arrays, lists and structs to process large amounts of data. The student will understand a broad range of significant Computer Science concepts.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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The practical programme must be completed to the satisfaction of the coordinator for the paper. An overall mark of 50% is required for a pass. An RP grade will not normally be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite for a more advanced paper (see Assessment Regulations, 20.(4) p125).
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Introduction profile
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Tutorial Completion Exercises
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Moodle Quizzes
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Practical Exercises
18
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Practical Test 1
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Practical Test 2
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Practical Test 3
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Theory Test 1
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Theory Test 2
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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'Starting out with Visual C#' by Tony Gaddis (Any edition)
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Other Resources

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All resources will be available in Moodle.
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Online Support

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Workload

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Students are expected to spend and average of 12 hours per week on this paper broken down as follows:

3 hours per week watching lecture videos.

1 hour per week attending the online A tutorial.

1 hour per week watching the B tutorial video recording.

2 hours per week reading the textbook if you have one.

5 hours per week working on the practical exercises.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGEN103 and COMP103, ENGEN103

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