(a) Why is there always a demand for good programmers, even during a deep recession ? Discuss. 500
(b) ‘The code that other programmers write is often a nightmare to understand’. Discuss 500 words.
(c) In collaboration with your tutor, find 3 appropriate samples of programming code from 3 different
languages. Attempt to decipher it. 200 words
(d) Describe the steps necessary to get a waiter to fulfil a customer request at an upmarket restaurant.
Write a list of instructions to help him. Think about subroutines, loops, declaration, iteration,
indentation, function call, nesting 200 words
(e) Write instructions for a person to change a punctured tyre and to drive away afterwards. Think about
loops, declaration, iteration, indentation, function call, nesting . 500 words [20 marks]
(f) Critique the work of one of your colleagues, as allocated by your tutor. Find as many glitches and
flaws in their instructions as you can. 500 words [5 marks]
(g) Describe 20 variables necessary for the day-to-day running of a business in an allocated industry.
200 words [10 marks]
(h) In collaboration with your tutor, Create a database table with some sample data representations of
your ideas from question (g) above. 100 words [5 marks]
(i) Create a plan for a truth table mapped to your answer to the waiter restaurant exercise. [2 marks]
(j) Describe how you would tackle the restaurant waiter task using 1) a ‘low level’ and 2) a ‘high level’
programming approach. Now give a similar example from pure information processing. [14 marks]
(k) You will be allocated an industry. Create a program in pseudocode which attempts to address the
tasks described in question (j) above. [4 mark
Greenwich School of Management (GSM)
Proforma for Undergraduate Work Assignment
Identifying the nature and content of object oriented programming
Understanding the processes behind developing programs in all languages
Use of objects in software design and construction
Assessment Format: Diagrams, Written Text, Special Forms and Printouts from the internet implementation.
Word Limit: Note that in addition to the diagrams, special forms and printouts, there should be
sufficient text to explain and reference your work. This additional text is not expected to be over 1000
words but can be less.
Word Limit Penalty – Mark Reduction for Excess:
Excess: 20% 30% 40% 50% >50%
Reduction: 5% 10% 15% 20% 50%
Examined in this
Assessment: • appreciate the importance of the object oriented model to in the context of other
• analyse the dynamics of the programming industry from a career, industry & hardware perspective
• create useable Lists of Operating instructions
• implement a program for operational data from a specification
Criteria Explanatory Comments
Assessment Criteria Marks
Content, Style, Relevance, Originality • Scripts well designed and documented 50%
Format, Referencing, Bibliography • Citation References & Bibliography (Use the Harvard System)
• Format – including that of the diagrams, database printouts & relation headings 10%
Analysis, Introduction, Conclusion • Analysis of the business rules for top-down software design
• A well-reasoned rationale for development of scripts
• No separate introductory and concluding sections are required. 40%
Students should conform to the conventions of the above assessment format in the preparation of their
assignments. The relevant assessment criteria have been stated to enable and guide students in the
preparation of their work. Achievement of the learning outcomes and the application of relevant theories to
the assessment task should be demonstrated.
Date of Submission: 4th December 2012 (by 12 noon)
Signature of Module Leader: …………………………………………………………………………….
Signature of Programme Administrator: ………………………………………………………………..
GSM’s Programme Administrators will only sign off assessments that have been approved by the University and
an External Examiner.