Computing 1A

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computing 1A

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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 is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming, with the aim of using computers as part of some other discipline.
    Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronic Engineering specify this as the standard first year computing course. COMP1911 and the following course COMP1921 are gentle courses and combined are roughly equivalent to the single course COMP1917.
    Students with an interest in computing or who wish to be extended might want to consider COMP1917 as an alternative, especially if they plan to study a more computing as part of their future study. Students from all degrees are permitted to take 1917 instead of 1911, and 1927 instead of 1921.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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