Computing for Science and Tehcnology

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computing for Science and Tehcnology

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The course covers problem solving strategies, design of algorithms for solution by the computer, overview of computer systems and their development. Programming constitutes a major part of the course and involves the design, implementation, debuging and testing of programmes written in a high-level language(python). Emphasis is placed on using computers to solve problems of an applied scientific nature.
    Learning Outcomes:
    - Describe the fundamentals of computing and programming
    - Solve small to medium sized computing problems
    - Apply programming skills to applied science problems
    - Use files for data input and processing
    - Assess code for its syntax, semantic validity, and functionality.

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