Programming 1 - 2018

Unit summary

CPT121

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (10%) , Assignment 2 (10%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

This course 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 and object oriented programming; the use of standard Java classes and interfaces; the use of standard APIs; I/O processing; programming style and code reuse, and basic strategies for software testing.

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

  1. Solve simple algorithmic computing problems using basic control structures and Object-Oriented Techniques
  2. Design and implement computer programs based on analysing and modelling requirements
  3. Identify and apply basic features of an Object-Oriented programming language through the use of standard Java (Java SE) language constructs and APIs
  4. Identify and apply good programming style based on established standards, practices and coding guidelines
  5. Devise and apply strategies to test the developed software
  6. Explain key concepts of object-oriented programming in Java.
  • Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 (10%)
  • Assignment 3 (15%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Final Written Exam (50%)
  • Test — Online Test(s) (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 — Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions / recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)
  • Other special requirement — Unrestricted access to a Windows, Macintosh or Linux PC capable of running the Java Software Development Kit (SDK) and a Java code development IDE (such as eclipse).

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Java Basics / Revision
2Decisions, Repetition and Arrays
3Working With Classes and Objects
4Class Relationships (Managing Arrays of Objects)
5Inheritance
6Dynamic Binding and Polymorphism
7Exceptions
8File 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 an approved elective 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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