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Unit information: Further Computer Programming in 2021/22

Unit name Further Computer Programming
Unit code EMAT10006
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Benjamin
Open unit status Not open

EMAT10007 Introduction to Computer Programming.



School/department Department of Engineering Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

This unit follows on from the introductory unit "Introduction to Computer Programming", and aims to provide students who require a deeper understanding of the principles of computer programming with the strong implementation and problem solving skills they will need in subsequent learning.

By the end of the unit student will acquire basic software engineering and collaborative skills, so that they are able to develop computer code efficiently in groups.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Be fluent in the fundamentals of programming in Python
  2. Be able to follow a structured approach to requirement specification and software design
  3. Be able to solve engineering problems using Python
  4. Know how to develop and use code collaboratively in groups
  5. Have supporting skills for making effective use of programming such as being able to use version control.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions or online computer laboratories and problem sheets.

Assessment Information

1 Summative Assessment (Coursework), 100% - this will assess all Intended Learning Outcomes


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.