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Foundations of Algorithms (COMP10002) // Further information

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  • Subject notes

    This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc. Students undertaking this subject will require regular access to the internet.


    The subject will be delivered through a combination of lectures, programming workshops, and programming exercises and assessed programming assignments. Students will also be expected to develop and submit programming assignments for assessment.


    Students will have access to lecture notes and lecture slides, and will be expected to own a copy of the textbook nominated by the coordinator. Other guidance will be provided via the LMS.


    Programming competencies are a critical part of a range of career pathways, including in IT, engineering, and mathematics. In addition, an understanding of the fundamental nature of computation is a key enabler across all science discipline areas, including genetics and physics.

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  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

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    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.