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Computer Sciences: Programming

 

Course overview

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

You learn through weekly pre-recorded content and tasks, that can be worked through at your own pace. You also take part in live sessions throughout the course.

Winter university

Start date: to be confirmed

Applications open early November.

This course is 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.

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 email winter.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Course details

What you study

- introduce the language and jargon used by programmers
- sequence and 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

You submit a portfolio of development work demonstrating a range of programming skills.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

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

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online