Paradigms of Computer Programming

General description

  • Bachelor level course (2nd year at UCLouvain)
  • For computer sciences students
  • 5 ECTS credits
  • Fully in English
  • Starting on September 18, 2017. Final exam to take place in January 2018 (see below)

What you'll learn?

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • specify problems, break them down into their basic steps, and design algorithms and abstractions to solve them
  • choose the right programming paradigm and write a program in this paradigm to solve a problem
  • use formal semantics to reason about program correctness
  • write small concurrent programs in the deterministic dataflow paradigm

What are the learning activities in this course?

  • Two online courses on edX.org including programming exercises (part 1 - Fundamentals and part 2 - Abstraction and concurrency): new runs to start in September 2017 (for part 1) and November 2017 (for part 2)
  • Additional programming exercises supported by UCLouvain teaching-assistant between October and December

Exam modalities

  • In-class exam (in your own university) to be organized between January 5 and 26, 2018 (exact date to be communicated around mid-November 2017)
    • Final exam based on practical programming exercises on your computer
  • In-class exam gives 100% of your final grade for this course (the two online courses are only giving 1 bonus point if succeeded)

Preview of the course