Python Programming

  • Level 4
  • 10 credits

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Start date 22 January 2018
Duration 11 weekly meetings
Days and times Mondays from 18:30 to 21:00 plus 1 Saturday Day School
Tutor Mike Daley
Course code COM17A3392A
Fee £361.00
Concessionary fee £325.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

This module aims to provide an introduction to programming in the Python scripting language.

This course is ideal for the student who already has some knowledge of 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.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to the Python language.
  • Running and compiling programs.
  • Statements required to create and process objects in Python.
  • Introduction to the built-in object types such as numbers, lists and dictionaries.
  • Organisation of Python code into modules.
  • Introduction to Python classes and exploration of Python Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) tool.
  • Exception handling.
  • Built-in tools.
  • Frameworks and Applications.
  • Specialised libraries.

Reading suggestions

Lutz, M. & Ascher, D., Learning Python. O'Reilly & Associate

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.

Location

Queen's Buildings - South Building
5 The Parade
Cardiff
CF24 3AA