Programming 1 - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (10%) , Assignment 2 (10%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

This unit introduces object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. This course covers algorithm development using standard control structures, design methods such as step-wise refinement, the object oriented programming framework, the use of standard Java classes and interfaces, the use of container classes, disk file processing, introduces techniques for code reuse, and basic strategies for software testing.

Upon successful completion of this unit you should be able to:

  1. use standard Java classes
  2. use object oriented program development framework
  3. use arrays and other container classes for storing and manipulating objects
  4. correctly manipulate standard data files, focusing on text files
  5. follow good coding guidelines
  6. identify and apply basic features of the object-oriented programming language
  7. identify and apply good programming style, standards and practices in programming
  8. use standard Java classes, interfaces, containers, and basic techniques for code reuse and testing
  9. analyse and model requirements for solving simple algorithmic computing problems
  10. develop simple algorithms and implement them using the standard control structures
  11. write basic programs that promote code reuse
  12. refine the design using stepwise refinement
  13. handle exceptions thrown and write exception classes
  14. devise strategies to test the software developed
  15. design and implement computer programs to solve simple algorithmic computing problems, based on analysis and modelling of requirements
  16. explain key concepts of object-oriented programming in Java, standard classes and interfaces, code reuse and strategies for software testing
  17. apply relevant standards and ethical considerations to writing computer programs
  18. demonstrate increasing awareness of the role and responsibility with regard to own learning.
  • Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 (10%)
  • Assignment 3 (15%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Test — 3x online tests (5% ea.) (15%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Prior study or experience in a high-level computer programming language may be substituted for the CPT120 prerequisite.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Java language basics
2Decisions, Repetition and Arrays
3Methods, Writing Classes, Working with Objects
4Managing Arrays of Objects
6Polymorphism and Dynamic Binding
7Exception Handling

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Introduction to Java Programming, Comprehensive

    By:Liang Y Daniel

    ISBN: 9781292070018


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