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Undergraduate | RMI-CPT121 | 2023

Programming 1

Program a future in Object-Orientated Programming using Java classes and interfaces. Create algorithms to specification using standard control structures and step-wise refinement. Reuse code and devise strategies to test new software.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 29 May 2023
  • 28 Aug 2023

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About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this course 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. Use GitHub for software development

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:


Enforced Prerequisite: CPT120 Introduction to Programming You may not enrol in this course unless one of these courses is explicitly listed in your enrolment program summary. Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at Course requisites –;ID=twx09y07zi1c

Additional requirements

  • Software requirements - 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).
  • Other requirements -

    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)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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