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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student is provided with basic information technology notions and ability to use basic software tools, including: operating systems, search engines, word processing, image manipulation and graphics, multimedia representation of data, including both proprietary and open source technologies.

Course contents

The course will tackle advanced programming techniques. In particular, the course will be focused on Object-Oriented computing and Array-Oriented computing for scientific computing. Both paradigm will be investigated by using Python as the reference programming language. Accordingly, the students will be presented with the mail Python modules and libraries for scientific computing, such as, NumPy, Pandas, and SciPY. Finally, the Unified Modelling Language (UML) will be taught to provide the reference standard language to visualise the design of software application.


  • John V. Guttag; Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python (2 ed.); The MIT Press. [https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/introduction-computation-and-programming-using-python-second-edition]
  • http://www.python.org [http://www.python.org/]
  • References to additional material will be provided during the course.

Teaching methods

  • Frontal Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Scientific paper reading and reporting
  • Quiz

Assessment methods

A group project and a written/oral exam.

Teaching tools

Projector, slide, open source software libraries with examples.

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese