CSC1010H - Computer Science 1010

18 credits at NQF level 5

Entry Requirements:

The permission of the Dean or Head of Department is required prior to registration for this course.

Course Outline:

This course is an introduction to problem solving, algorithm development and programming in the Python language. It includes fundamental programming constructs and abstractions, sorting and searching techniques, and machine representations of data. The practical component covers input/output, conditionals, loops, strings, functions, arrays, lists, dictionaries, recursion, text files and exceptions in Python. Students are taught testing and debugging, as well as sorting and searching algorithms, algorithm complexity and equivalence classes.