Welcome to COMP1110/6710 for S1 2023! #

You should find all the information you need on this web site, on the ed forum and via our COMP1110 team on Microsoft Teams. All enrolled students will be sent an invite at the start of week one. Please don’t request early access.

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.

I hope that you find this course to be very 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.

Online Study #

Lectures will be delivered live on campus and live streamed simultaneously. Most of the labs will be in-person and on-campus. There will be a limited number of online labs for those students that are still unable to make it onto campus to study. If you are unable to attend the campus, please enrol in one of the online labs using MyTimetable. Unless you hear otherwise, after registering you can assume your request will be facilitated.

Lab Enrolment #

From this semester you will need to enrol in the course labs using MyTimetable. As discussed on the Labs page, you should enrol as soon as possible.

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.
  • Browse this web site. Be sure to read our policies on deadlines, academic integrity, email and code of conduct.
  • Sign up to the ed forum (use this link to join).
  • Sign up to the COMP1110 team on Microsoft Teams (you will receive an invite).
  • Install the software used in the course if you are participating remotely or would like the convenience of working from your personal computer.
  • Enrol in a lab class using MyTimetable.
  • Attend at least one lab session (in week 1, you may attend any session)
  • Complete Lab 1 and get it marked off at one of the scheduled labs (a step-by-step video shows you how to complete lab 1).
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