BTP105 - Computer Principles for Programmers

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Subject Title
Computer Principles for Programmers

Subject Description
This course provides the knowledge, skills, and techniques to succeed in a computer programming curriculum. Students learn how modern computer systems implement process control, multitasking, virtualization, file storage, and network communications. Students are also introduced to essential hardware and device concepts, operating system usage and interaction, and other introductory computer science topics for programmers. In addition, programmer-specific tools and services are discussed, such as version control, project management, and the software development process.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the interaction among hardware, system software, and application software, to prepare for the task of computer programming.
  2. Perform a range of computer interaction tasks accurately, using both graphical and command-driven interfaces, to become a skilled computer user.
  3. Accurately define the functions and services in modern operating systems, to improve decision-making when using and programming a computer system.
  4. Complete a series of tasks that use and integrate the internet, virtualization, and cloud computing, to complement the capabilities of a network-attached computer/device.
  5. Assemble a collection of skills, techniques, and best practices to use as an effective software developer.
  6. Demonstrate how version control and project management techniques are used to improve the productivity and work quality of a computer programmer.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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