Module/Course Description

Course Title: Visual Programming

Course Code: UU-COM-2003

Programme: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science - MW - BL

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• develop algorithmic, object-based and event-driven thinking and problem solving skills.
• introduce the concepts of designing a graphical user interface and associate the interface with the program code.
• introduce the concepts and techniques of programming in general and Visual, Object-Oriented, and Event-Driven programming in a specific Visual Integrated Development Environment.
• develop programs that responds to exception conditions raised during execution.
• introduce the concepts of Visual Programming, namely Controls and Constructs, Variable, Decisions, Loops, Arrays, Multi-form applications, File Handling, and integrating components like Web forms, Graphics, Animation, and Sound.

Learning Outcomes:

1. analyze problems and find abstract solutions
2. apply components based concepts and problem solving techniques
3. critically asses the object-oriented, GUI-based, and event driven programming paradigms
4. translate an abstract solution into an application with the appropriate user interface
5. develop (write/debug/correct) applications using an Integrated Development Environment
6. reuse and integrate components into the solution application Course Contents:
1. Problem solving techniques; abstract programming
2. Object-oriented, event-driven, GUI application programming concepts
3. The Visual Integrated Development Environment

Prerequisites: UU-ACG-1000, UU-MKT-2000, UU-MAN-2010, UU-BBA-2000, UU-ENG-1000, UU-ENG-1001, UU-ENG-1005, UU-COM-1000, UU-MTH-1000, UU-MTH-2000, UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103

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