Programming and Data Analytics using Python

Subject code: CP5805:03

You’ll be introduced to fundamental principles and practices of computer programming in Python. You will learn and use problem-solving and software development techniques including planning, prototyping, version control, testing and debugging.

Upon completion of this subject, you will have developed procedural and object-oriented programs with console and graphical user interfaces. You will also research and learn about developments in the field of programming languages and environments over recent times.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental application development skills in a modern programming environment
  • Develop and utilise best-practice coding techniques
  • Adopt self-learning with modern support resources
  • Understand and apply Python libraries to problems in data science.


Assessment for this course will occur at various times across the seven-week study period. Tasks may include online quizzes, discussion board activity, portfolio development, case studies, reflection, literature reviews presentations and reports.Feedback will be provided to you throughout the study period as well as a final grade at the conclusion of the study period.

Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your JCU Online student advisor on 1300 535 919 for more information based on your particular circumstances.


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