Fundamentals of Programming

BIT502

This online course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to design and implement software applications.

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

You will develop the skills and techniques required for problem-solving, for using appropriately designed software applications, and for designing interactive applications.  

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Identify and select techniques for problem solving and will develop critical thinking, abstract reasoning and systems thinking 
  • Explain the concepts of programming and apply the fundamental constructs and principles to create simple programmes
  • Describe the principles of interaction design and human computer interaction (HCI)
  • Identify a range of software tools, such as text editors and/or integrated development environments (IDEs) 
  • Describe the principles of software implementation, including user testing and deployment
  • Demonstrate an awareness of procedural and object oriented programming methodologies

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
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Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
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Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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30 Oct 2023
18 Feb 2024
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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying