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Introduction to Programming, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month


The module deals with the basic aspects of computer engineering, i.e., architectures, programming and simple algorithms. Programming is seen as a problem-solving approach, starting from the understanding and upgrading of existing programs. Basic programming notions are introduced, such as abstraction, abstract data types, control structures.

Thanks to the UNINETTUNO MOOCs you will be able to freely follow the lectures of the best Italian and international lecturers drawn from a selection of the best courses of UNINETTUNO, in Italian, English and Arabic; you will have at your disposal digitised and indexed on-demand video lectures, usable on a PC as well as on smart phone and tablet, including hypertextual links to more-in-depth study materials (books and articles, practice work, slides, bibliographical references, lists of websites). 

You will also have at your disposal a collaborative discussion environment, a thematic forum by means of which you will be able to exchange views with your colleagues on the issues dealt with in the lectures, discuss the practice work done, cooperatively create new knowledge in a process that will see you active players of your own learning process.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Italian
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Data representation. Boolean algebra, logic functions, basic notions on computer architecture
  • Problem solving and algorithms: problem definition, decomposition, data and control flow, variables, constants, expressions, flow charts, elementary debugging strategies
  • Fundamental programming statements in C
  • Syntax and semantics of C
  • Variables, types and assignments
  • Iterative and conditional statements
  • Basic I/O
  • Functions and parameter passing
  • Data structures: scalars, arrays and structure


Prof. Michel Cubero-Castain - University of Toulouse - INSA (Toulouse - France)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • to have a connection to the Internet. For optimum use an ADSL connection is suggested.
  • to have installed on one's own system one of the principal browsers available, for example: Microsoft Edge
  • Note: Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is not supported.
  • On the Linux platform it is possibile to access films in streaming by installing the proper codec on one's own mutimedia player of choice.
  • On MacOs, browser Safari, in the Privacy settings disable "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking".
  • On iOS, browser Safari, in the Privacy settings disable "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking".
  • to have installed on one's own system the software Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view materials in pdf format.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        180 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
                      • National

                        180 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
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