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Module Title
Introduction to Python Programming
Reference CM1400 Version 2
Created February 2024 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved November 2023 SCQF Points 15
Amended April 2024 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with an understanding of fundamental Python programming principles and concepts to solve business problems.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Apply core programming techniques and concepts.
2 Select appropriate data structures and coding techniques to solve a simple problem.
3 Employ existing libraries relevant for solving a given problem.
4 Apply industry standard version control tools to manage software deliverables.

Indicative Module Content
Introduction to Programming Logic and Design: The programming environment; object-oriented programming concepts; Variables and Data Types; control structures (conditionals, loops); working with lists and strings; input and output; functions; classes; files, interpreting errors and exceptions; testing and simple debugging of code. Reusing existing functionality: libraries and APIs: developing and/ or extending existing solutions. Tools and techniques for sharing software solutions. Version control. Software development life cycle.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered using a combination of online self-study materials, directed reading and activities and supported using virtual workshops and tutor support.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 20
Non-Contact Hours N/A 130
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: This coursework will consist of a software development exercise.

Explanatory Text
The calculation of the overall grade for this module is based on 100% weighing of C1. An overall minimum grade D is required to pass the module
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A The student needs to achieve an A in C1
B The student needs to achieve a B in C1
C The student needs to achieve a C in C1
D The student needs to achieve a D in C1
E The student needs to achieve an E in C1
F The student needs to achieve an F in C1
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None, in addition to course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 GUTA, G., 2022. Pragmatic Python Programming: Learning Python the Smart Way. Apress.
2 PADMANABHAN, T.R., 2016. Programming with Python. Singapore, Singapore: Springer.
3 HETLAND, M.L., 2017. Beginning Python: from novice to professional. 3rd ed. Apress.
4 SOMMERVILLE, I., 2016. Software engineering. 10th ed. Harlow: Pearson.

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