Introduction to Programming (G5066)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

The module introduces you to a collection of basic programming concepts and techniques, including:

  • designing
  • testing
  • debugging
  • documenting programmes.  

The module introduces the programming language Java, and is for both absolute beginners and those with prior computing experience. Java is a language used for other components of undergraduate modules. It will be the primary language used for programming assignments in nearly all first year modules taught by the Department of Informatics.

Teaching

50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar (Class)

Assessment

25%: Coursework (Project)
75%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: