|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||28 January 2023|
The study of algorithms and data structures remains one of the mainstays of application development curricula worldwide as employers seek programmers who create efficient and well-designed code. Understanding and using complex structures and the operations on those can simplify programming significantly, thereby reducing costs of development, operation, and maintenance. Programming algorithms are fundamental as it applies to all programming languages and techniques and builds core programming competency. The course prepares students for further investigation in software development in advanced courses in the study program.
This course addresses various data structures and techniques for algorithm design and analysis. It covers data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, trees and graphs within a modern object-based scripting language. The design of various algorithms such as searching algorithms, sorting algorithms and graph algorithms is discussed. This course also addresses other fundamental topics such as recursive algorithms and complexity analysis.