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CSE9000 - Foundations of programming

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Judithe Sheard


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This subject aims to provide students with the basic concepts involved in the development of well structured software using a programming language. It concentrates on the development of problem solving skills applicable to all stages of the development process. Students gain experience with the translation of an informal problem specification into a program design, and the implementation of that design in a programming language. The subject introduces software engineering topics such as maintainability, readability, testing, documentation, modularisation, and reasoning about correctness of programs. Students are expected to read and understand existing code as well as develop new code.


Examination: 40%
Unit test: 20%
Assignments: 40%

Contact hours

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of practicals per week


Introductory Programming units such as BUS2011, BUS1063, CFR1121, CFR1124, CFR1403, CFR2121, CFR2128, CSC1011, CSC1021, CSE1301, CSE2121, CSE2401, GCO1811, SFT1101, SFT2121, SFT2201, SFT7600, TEC2041, CPE9001