HI1900 Computer Programming, Basic Course 7.5 credits
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)A
Subject areaInformation Technology
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
The course provides an introduction to programming and a review of an imperative programming language. The course will give a solid ground for coming courses that contain programming.
In order to pass, the student should be able to write structured programs in a given language, with particular focus on the following:
- formulate simple algorithms for given problems and realise these algorithms in program code
- use an IDE to write, execute and debug a program
- introduce and choose data types and variables, including compound, for data storage
- explain the difference between variable value and address/reference, and differences in memory use when storing different data types
- write functions for well delimited assignments
- divide problems in parts, implement and test step-by-step, by selecting appropriate test data
- divide a program in several modules/files to promote abstraction, reusing and maintenance
- write executable programs from a simple program design (e. g. top-down design diagram, pseudo code or flow-chart)
- use external files for data storage
For higher marks, the student shall be able to
- analyse larger programming assignments and structure solutions on several levels, containing problem analysis, comprehensive design, well designed user interface, separation of a problem into parts, modules and functions, and implementation
Course main content
- Background, introduction to programming languages
- Problem analysis, structuring
- Modular programming, debugging, testing
- Data types, variables, compound data types
- Memory managing
- Sequence, selection, repetition
- Operators, arithmetics
- File handling
Knowledge corresponding to admission requirements for Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
Basic experience of computers.
C programming: a modern approach, K. N. King, 1996 ISBN 0-393-9645-2
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Computer Exercises, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Passed written exam.
Passed lab assignments and practical exam.
The final grade is based on all parts of the examination.
STH/Computer and Electrical Engineering
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Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.