DGTL11006 - Coding Fundamentals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Coding, also known as programming or scripting, is an essential literacy in our increasingly digital world. This unit provides a practical introduction to coding using the JavaScript language. You will learn about fundamental programming principles and how they relate to the syntax and control structures of a programming language. You will learn how to analyse computing problems, design algorithms that solve those problems, implement algorithms as computer programs, and test those programs on a computer. Many of the programs that you write in this unit will involve building interactivity into web pages with client-side JavaScript code.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 30%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Practical Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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.

Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Require recorded weekly video tutorials
Recommendation
To include recorded weekly video tutorials for the next offering.
Action Taken
Recorded weekly video tutorials were included in the Moodle site.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Include more coding examples in the study guide that are related to the assignment tasks.
Recommendation
To review and incorporate more coding examples in the study guide.
Action Taken
More coding examples related to the assignment tasks were included in the study guide and video tutorials.
Source: Moodle student evaluation page
Feedback
Some students did not find the prescribed textbook helpful for assessment
Recommendation
The suitability of the prescribed textbook will be reviewed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle student evaluation page
Feedback
Some students had difficulty understanding the requirements of Assignment 2
Recommendation
The assessment tasks will be checked to ensure that the wording is clear and unambiguous.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. understand and apply fundamental programming principles
  2. explain the syntax and control structures of a programming language
  3. design algorithms that solve computing problems
  4. implement, test and debug algorithms with a programming language
  5. build interactivity into web pages with client-side code.

Not applicable

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment