Introduction to Programming and Computational Thinking, 6 credits (TDDE04)

Introduktion till programmering och datalogiskt tänkande, 6 hp

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Erik Berglund

Director of studies or equivalent

Jalal Maleki
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDPU Design and Product Development, M Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Design and Product Development, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Intended learning outcomes

Advanced software simulation for design, construction and calculation are now common components in engineering. These simulation tools are also programming platforms and writing code enable the engineer to generate, visualize, and seek solutions using algorithms. Programming can become a basis for computational thinking in design, construction and calculation where the engineer writes programs to address creative tasks. The purpose of the course is that students acquire basic knowledge in programming and develop an understanding for the role of programming in modern engineering.

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • design and implement simple algorithms in a programming / scripting language (such as Python) commonly used in design and construction simulation
  • explain basic concepts in programming and computational thinking, and
  • describe how scripts can be used to generate and explore alternative design solutions for engineering tasks.  

Course content

Basic concepts of programming and computational thinking
Basic data and program structures
The basics of Python programming language
Design and construction of 2D and 3D object programming tool such as Blender
Modelling of the design problems in the form of computer program 
 

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, introduction to programming amd presentation of code solutions in seminars.
 

Examination

UPG1AssignmentsU, G2 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G2 credits
PRA1Individual assignmentU, G2 credits

Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Jalal Maleki

Examiner

Erik Berglund

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h
There is no course literature available for this course.
UPG1 Assignments U, G 2 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 2 credits
PRA1 Individual assignment U, G 2 credits

Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.

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