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COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms
Data Structures and Algorithms
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will study advanced data structures and algorithms for software development using an object-oriented programming language. You will learn how to design and build classes, throw exceptions, and extend a class using inheritance and polymorphism. You will practise these concepts and develop applications with front-end Graphical User Interface (GUI) components and backend databases using database programming. You will build software applications using complex data structures and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). You will gain an understanding of basic algorithms, and learn to evaluate algorithmic performance and assess the correct use of different data structures. You will be introduced to functional programming using Lambdas and Streams. You will obtain hands-on experience using all the concepts by completing programming exercises.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: COIT20245 Introduction to Programming

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2022

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Melbourne
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluations and feedback

Feedback

Assessment: Students found the assignments challenging, but also engaging and relevant.

Recommendation

Continue to provide challenging and interesting assessment items.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Content: In some weeks there is too much material to cover in the lectures.

Recommendation

Review the weekly content to identify where content can be removed and/or important concepts highlighted.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Review textbook to identify if a single textbook is available that covers both the introductory topics in COIT20245 and the advanced topics in this unit.

Recommendation

Review textbook to identify if a single textbook is available that covers this unit and COIT20245.

Feedback from Feedback from the students and the teaching team

Feedback

Some students continue to find this unit challenging and would appreciate additional support.

Recommendation

Investigate options for providing additional support for students.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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