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COMP123A,B,S The Computing Experience

15 Points

This paper provides an introduction to the wealth of computer tools available for application in the sciences, the arts, and other disciplines. It is based on an intensive laboratory programme to give an overview of the nature and use of computers. A wide range of practical exercises is provided. You tailor the paper to your own needs and interests by selecting an appropriate set of these exercises. There are introductory practical sessions catering to the needs of those who have not used a computer before. More advanced exercises extend and challenge those with previous computing experience. The paper is recommended to students from all disciplines as an important contribution to a modern education.

For summer school this paper is "self-paced" and can easily be fitted around summer work. There is also no exam for this paper.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate competent use of a selection of software packages, and explain the general concepts that relate to these packages.

Corresponding Papers
COMP124 He Tomokanga ki te Ao Rorohiko

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Summer School


    • COD Computer Science
      Room: G.1.23
      Phone: +64 7 838 4021

A Semester


    • COD Computer Science
      Room: G.1.23
      Phone: +64 7 838 4021

B Semester


    • COD Computer Science
      Room: G.1.23
      Phone: +64 7 838 4021

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Attendance Policy
Attendance at scheduled labs is expected. Laboratory practicals are integral to the course. Scheduled labs are the only time when coursework can be assessed. Students are also expected to regularly participate online using moodle.

Other Information
This paper is not available to students majoring in Computer Science.

Late Work: students should hand in what they have done by the due date, and this will be reviewed in light of the documentary evidence.

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