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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)R Russell (Clayton), M Ooi (Sunway)


This unit provides an introduction to computers and CPU organisation, assemblers and compilers, and algorithm design for engineering problems. It covers the language C and its implementation on a typical computer, including standard data types, arrays, control statements, functions, including ways of parameter passing, C library functions, pointers, strings, arrays of pointers, structures, linked lists and binary tree data structures, dynamic memory allocations, and calls to assembly language programs. Object-oriented programming is introduced. Software engineering is covered as the methodology of software development and lifecycle models. Operating system concepts are introduced.


To understand the basic concepts of computer programming, and to learn to program in the C language.


Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examinations (3 hours): 70%. Student must achieve a mark of 45% in each component to achieve an overall pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week




CSE1301, TEC2041, TEC2042, TEC2171, TRC2400