Welcome to COMP1110/6710 for S1 2024!#
This course has three broad foci (see learning outcomes for further detail):
- introductory core computer science, such as data structures, programming language fundamentals, computational complexity, as well as some history;
- software development skills, including learning the Java programming language, learning to use a distributed version control system and an integrated development environment;
- introductory software engineering, including classic concepts in software engineering and exposure to current practice.
The course is fast-paced, particularly during the first five weeks; please carefully read the checklist for Week 1 below.
We hope that you find this course to be rewarding, notwithstanding the fast start. Each student who completes this course should walk away with a great sense of satisfaction in completing a major project, having learned a lot, and having mastered some important software development skills along the way.
No Online Study#
From semester 2 (2023), remote study is no longer possible. Lectures will be delivered on campus; they are recorded and will be available in echo360 some time after the lecture has finished. Labs are also held on campus, in the CSIT and HN computer labs. We may offer a way for students to occasionally participate in labs remotely, for example if you are ill and should stay home, so as to not miss the assessments that sometimes take place in labs.
Week 1 Checklist#
Week 1 is particularly important in this course. Please be sure to complete the following by the end of week 1:
- Attend both lectures.
- Attend at least one drop-in session (the labs in week 1 are structured as drop-in sessions; you can attend any of them and as many as you like)
- Complete Lab 1 and get it marked off at one of the drop-in sessions.
- Sign up to the ed forum (use this link to join).
- Read this web site, in particular the policies on deadlines, academic integrity, use of email and conduct.
- Enrol in a lab class using MyTimetable.
- Install the software used in the course if you would like the convenience of working from your personal computer.
Permission to enrol (permission codes)#
If you require permission to enrol in the course (because of missing prerequisites, having failed too many times, etc), you should fill out the new form: see https://cecc.anu.edu.au/current-students/program-management/enrolling-cecc-courses. The form will be processed by student admin, and they will contact course convenors if it is necessary. Do not email the lecturers.