COMPX101-18T (HAM)

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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: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz
: clive.wilkinson@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. It also covers the foundations of programming and creating desktop applications.
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Paper Structure

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This is a blended learning paper which combines video resources for lectures and tutorials with on campus lab sessions where the student can interact with the teaching staff and get help and guidance in person. Resources in the form of lecture notes, videos of lectures, course outline, background material, various user guides, lab and test sign ups, practice tests, sample code, data files and weekly quizzes will be made available through the course Moodle website. Also available on the course Moodle website will be support through various interactive forums. The lecture material, tutorials and laboratory practicals are all integral parts of the paper. Failure to watch the video resources or failure to attend lab sessions means the student may miss material not presented elsewhere. Students are responsible for all material covered in class. Class attendance is expected in all lab sessions and a roll is taken during each lab 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, and lists to process large amounts of data.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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An overall mark of 50% is required for a pass, with a minimum of 40% in the written test. 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. Practical Test 1
14 Nov 2018
2:00 PM
15
  • Hand-in: In Lab
2. Practical Test 2
28 Nov 2018
2:00 PM
15
  • Hand-in: In Lab
3. Practical Test 3
12 Dec 2018
2:00 PM
15
  • Hand-in: In Lab
4. Ice Breaker Activity
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Moodle Quizzes
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Practical Exercises
15
  • Hand-in: In Lab
7. Written Test
14 Dec 2018
10:00 AM
33
  • Hand-in: In Lab
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# Fourth Edition' by Tony Gaddis.
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Other Resources

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All resources for this paper will be posted on Moodle.
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Online Support

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http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz
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Workload

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T semester papers run twice as fast as a normal semester paper. Students should expect to spend about 25 hours per week on this paper, in roughly the following proportions:

    Viewing Lectures6
    Viewing Tutorials
    6
    Supervised Labs
    6
    Private Study and Unsupervised Lab work
    7
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGEN103 and COMP103, ENGEN103

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