Formulating a problem for efficient solution by computers is an extremely important skill
You will learn about algorithms and abstraction, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in other disciplines, ranging from biology and physics to economics and sport science. This unit is based around the theme of computational thinking.
After studying this unit, you should be able to:
- describe the skills that are involved in computational thinking
- define and use the concepts of abstraction as modelling and abstraction as encapsulation
- understand the distinctive nature of computational thinking, when compared with engineering and mathematical thinking
- be aware of a range of applications of computational thinking in different disciplines.