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Computer Sciences: Programming

 

Course overview

This course is for those who have little or no experience of any programming. You are introduced to the core structures needed for programming and your programming skills are developed using tools that are easily available, easy to use, and familiar to anyone who has used a computer.

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

Starts Monday 18 January, Mondays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm.

Please note that the above times are when live tutor support is available online. The course is delivered primarily through pre-recorded content and tasks which are released each week and can be worked through at your own pace. This will be supported by various live elements throughout the course.

You can study up to 30 credits at Winter University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please let us know by emailing winter.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restrictionDue to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16 at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.

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Course details

What you study

Indicative content
Introduce the language and jargon used by programmers
Sequence & selection
Conditional and looping constructs
Using arithmetic and relational operators
Strings
Functions: reasons for, parameters, arguments and return values
Debugging tips and tools
Introduce common frameworks/third party libraries

How you are assessed

Students will be required to submit a portfolio of development work demonstrating a range of programming skills.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform.


Minimum hardware and software requirements
- PC with 1.6Ghz processor and 2GB RAM
- Python 3.8.x. (available here
- Visual Studio Code (available here




International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.

 
 

Part-time

2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Monday 18 January, Mondays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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