Approx Cost:
Students will be expected to have printing credit available for this subject and they will need to have their own headphones.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

12 or more credits from DTP101. Those who have a good mathematical ability and are confident in a wide range of common software may apply by negotiation with the HOLA.

Course Outline:

This course is designed for students who want to further develop their programming skills in context based projects. Students will extend their grasp of modular program design, creation and testing. Deeper understanding of computer science concepts will also be developed.

Topics will include:

  • Modular programming with methods and functions.
  • Core Computer Science concepts such as data representation and encoding.
  • Relational databases.
  • Conceptual design and prototyping.

Skills:

  • Planning, documenting and creating modular computer programs.
  • Indexed data structures such as lists.
  • Testing procedures.
  • Evaluation of user interfaces by means of usability heuristics.
  • Relational database design and development.
  • Problem solving through the technological process.

It is expected that students will engage with their projects beyond class time.

Where Does It Lead:

Year 13 Digital Technologies (Programming and Computer Science) DTP301.

For further information see:
Ms R Davey.