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Software Development

Certificate in IT module
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Module Overview

  • Exams Information

  • The pass mark is 40%
  • Examinations are held twice a year
  • Examinations duration is two hour closed book


This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts of programming with the emphasis being laid on the whole of the software development process.  Python will be the  programming language  of choice.


  • To stress the importance of good design, documentation and usability
  • To emphasise skills in problem solving and algorithm specification rather than just writing syntactically correct code
  • To introduce  a systematic approach to algorithm development which will assist in subsequent programming and system design modules
  • To introduce candidates to the environment in which software is developed and to the tools that assist in the process

Patrick Jones

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