Programming Fundamentals

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Gain skills in the most commonly used programming language

Learn about programming constructs and how to solve simple data pocessing problems.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 

$850.00

Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Introductory Courses, Master Microcredentials, Programming and Application Development
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Duration
2 weeks
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Prerequisite/s
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certification
Digital Credential

Why this course?

This microcredential, aimed at people with no prior experience, will give you the foundational skills and knowledge in programming.

 

Together with its companion course, Intermediate Python Programming, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity. 

 

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

Topics include:

  • Introduction to programming: learn how to think like a computer and write the code required to create fully functional computer programs.
  • Flowcharts and algorithms
  • Variables, statements and comments: writing simple statements and expressions in Python with sensible naming conventions to improve the readability of code.
  • Expressions and data types
  • Comparisons and Boolean logic: using Boolean values to add logic and decisions to code as well as use Boolean expressions to express questions with binary (true/false) answers'
  • Conditional execution of code.
  • Interation control structures: how to repeat the execution of statements, use python range to specify a sequence of numbers and perform aggregations. 

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 5 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Intermediate Python Programming, to stack into 'Introduction to Programming (CSE4IP)', a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity.  

Credit for study in this course may be available. This recognises prior study or learning that can be credited towards a qualification, thereby reducing the number of subjects required to complete a course. For further information refer to the advanced standing requirements.

You’ll learn:

Upon successful completion of this microcredential, you will gained the skills to:

  • Analyse a simple data processing problem to correctly identify both the data and high-level processing involved.
  • Apply the basic programming constructs of sequence, selection, and iteration to develop code that solves simple data processing problems.

Your study experience

This course is delivered online with live sessions, over a 2 week period.  The total time commitment for this course is 40 hours, which inlcudes the live sessions, extended reading and assessment.

 

The assessment for this course comprises an online quiz, with a pass rate of 80%.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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