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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Solve simple problems by writing computer programs
2. Be aware of most basic programming topics
3. Be familiar with the basics of the C programming language
Introduction: what is a computer? what is an algorithm? what is a program? An engineering problem-solving methodology. General format of a C program.
Fundamentals of C: variables and constants. Assignment statements. Formatted input/output from/to the keyboard/screen. Basic datatypes. Type casting. Keywords and identifiers. Arithmetic, relational, and logical operators; conditionals. Operator precedence.
Loops: for, while, do-while. Infinite and unbounded loops.
Algorithm development and stepwise refinement: flowcharts and pseudocode. Sources and types of errors in C programming.
Functions: C library functions. Programmer- defined functions: definition, declaration, function call. Formal and actual function
parameters: call by value. Storage class and scope.
1-D arrays: declaration and initialization. Simple linear searching with arrays. Passing arrays to functions: call by address.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Weekly lab sessions, online tests and in-class tests||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback is given constantly during the semester with each lab and also with the assessment elements of the lab tests.