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Undergraduate Handbook

Higher Computing 1 - COMP1917
 UNSW Computing

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6
Excluded: COMP1400, COMP1711, COMP1721, COMP1911, COMP1921
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language. Topics covered include: fundamental programming concepts, program testing and debugging, the underlying memory representation of data, programming style. Practical experience of these topics is supplied by laboratory programming exercises and assignments.

Additional Information

This course should be taken by all CSE majors, and any other students who have an interest in computing or who which to be extended. It does not require any prior computing knowledge or experience.

COMP1917 leads directly to COMP1927 and COMP2911, which are the pre-requisites for the full range of further computing courses.

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