Introductory Programming for Information Systems (ISTN2IP) – 16 credits

Offered at:  Westville (first semester), Pietermaritzburg (first semester) 

Prerequisite Requirement: obtained at least 40% in ISTN101.  (Note: ISTN2IP is a prerequisite for ISTN212)

Aim: To enable students who have not done computer science or IT at high schools to develop skills in introductory programming and security.  This also enables them to enhance their programming and problem solving skills so that they are able to design, develop, test and implement secure applications.

Content: Programming (Fundamentals, Algorithms, Data Structures, Functions and Procedures, Control structures, Introduction to OO Approach. Simple app development.

Practicals: Computer-based exercises on the above topics.

Assessment: 3 hour exam (60%), practical or written tests and/or practical or written assignments (40%). Students must obtain a sub-minimum of 40% in the examination paper. The examination may include a practical component.

 DP Requirement: Students must obtain a class mark of at least 40%.

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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