Subject: Computer Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 1.5 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Computer Science


Introduces essential computer science and computer programming concepts and principles, with application to problems relevant to all Engineering disciplines. Presents the context in which computational problem solving is done, including historical and elementary technical aspects. Emphasizes fundamental programming constructs, including data and data types, variables and expressions, conditional branching, repetition, functions, recursion, as well as data structures such as strings, lists, and dictionaries. Presents searching and sorting algorithms as an introduction to concepts in computer science. Emphasis throughout on the practice of basic skills needed for writing robust software, including formal design processes and documentation, internal code documentation, testing, and debugging.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
Prerequisite(s): Mathematics B30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30.
Note: Students with credit for CMPT 141 may not receive credit for this course.

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