Introduction to Programming

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Open Universities Australia and RMIT University bring you this online Introduction to Programming unit as a convenient means of learning to code from the comfort of your own home.

The unit is delivered entirely online and aims to teach you the basic principles of programming, and how to problem solve with these skills.

Through studying sequence, selection and iteration with the Python programming language, you will learn how to think in a step-by-step, algorithmic manner and troubleshoot using these skills.

Eligibility

There are no formal prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this programming unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Learning and teaching philosophy, recipes and computer programs
  • The JES environment, Python/Jython, playing with picture programs
  • Learning about loops, modifying pictures
  • More advanced modifications of pictures: scaling, rotating, collages
  • Red eye, sepia tones, posterising, blurring, edge detection
  • Blending, chromakey, vectors, drawing, bitmaps
  • Coding standards

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This introductory programming unit is a smart career choice for anyone interested in, or currently working in, the field of IT. By completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Design algorithm-derived solutions to computable problems in various domains
  • Analyse requirements for fixing simple problems to be implemented on systems and test solutions
  • Design algorithms and implement programs to solve simple computing problems, based on analysis of the requirements
  • Work effectively with others to explain key concepts for design and implementation
  • Apply relevant standards and ethical considerations to writing computer programs

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introduction to Programing from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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