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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Computational Thinking & Problem-Solving
Reference Code: M1.2
STAGE
Year 1
Fall Semester 1
12 Weeks X 3.15 Hours per week

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Outline the steps involved in problem solving.
LO 2
Draw logic gates and create truth tables.
LO 3
Apply Boolean rules to real-life contexts.
LO 4
Develop algorithms and flowcharts.
LO 5
Evaluate writing from a critical perspective..

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
1, 2, 3
CA 1 – Individual
50%
4, 5
CA 2 – Group
50%

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Computational Thinking and Problem Solving

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this module is to equip learners with the fundamentals and the practical applications of computational thinking and practical approaches within the problem-solving process. Computational thinking and problem solving skills ensure good practice in programming and general computations which are consistently required throughout the module and the programme.

This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives:

  • Understand the steps in the problem-solving process.
  • Construct Boolean logic circuits from a mathematical perspective and evaluate how Boolean searches are used in the real world.
  • Create algorithms.
  • Build flowcharts.
  • Devise logical arguments in the wider ICT context.
  • Operate effectively using a range of skills and tools both individually and in groups.
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