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C Programming I

Level 5, 20 Credits.

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Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to the C programming language and its usage. After attending this course a student will have acquired the basic skills in programming in C.  Topics covered in this introductory course include data types, arithmetic operators, comparison operators, use of conditional and iterative control statements, formatting of output, use of functions from the C library, creation of user defined functions, functions, introduction to pointers, introduction to arrays, accessing arrays using both subscripts and pointers, use of standard input/output library functions, use of text and random access files, use of C pre-processor directives, manipulation of data structures and use of make files.  Assessed work will include the writing of C programs.  No programming experience required.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for the student who wants a good general introduction to computer programming.

Learning and Teaching

This module includes a mix of traditional lectures and laboratory sessions. Each meeting starts with a lecture and finishes with a laboratory session.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

During the course, you will be given assignments to be submitted to the course tutor. At the end of the course, there will be a class test.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.


Reading suggestions

Kernighan, B.W. and Ritchie, D.M. (1988) C Programming Language. Prentice Hall.