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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA 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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

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

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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%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 71.43% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 34.31% response rate.

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: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
Some students would like the submission dates for the assessment tasks to be further apart.
The due dates for the assessment tasks will be reviewed before the next offering.
Action Taken
The due dates for the assessment tasks were reviewed, but not changed. The assignment due dates have been set to provide: (1) adequate time for staff to teach the content that is relevant to each assignment; (2) adequate time for students to complete the assignments after learning the required content; and (3) adequate time for markers to mark each assignment before the next one is due.
Source: SUTE Term 2, 2022
It has been suggested that the week seven and week eight unit content should be swapped. This change might be beneficial since week eight content provides materials for assignment 2, which is due in week nine.
The proposed changes will be reviewed prior to the next offering of the unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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