This unit provides in-depth understanding of a modern object oriented language. The unit develops skills in software development, through an algorithmic approach and the application of principles of objected oriented programming. Content includes: introduction to programming; basic constructs of a programming language; sequence, selection and iteration; classes and objects, inheritance, use of predefined classes from libraries; one dimensional arrays; graphical user Interface.

Unit details

Location:
Online Real Time
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NIT2112

Prerequisites

NIT1102 - Introduction to Programming

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Discuss and apply fundamental aspects of computer program development;  
  2. Elaborate and apply software development activities;  
  3. Develop algorithms using basic programming constructs;  
  4. Manipulate primitive data types and structured data types; and  
  5. Apply object-oriented software principles in problem solving.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Lab Test (1 - Session 3) 10%
Assignment Assignment (programming task) (1) (Session 11) Develop a program using object-oriented software principles for a given application 40%
Test In Class - Problem Solving Programming Questions - Open Book Test 1: Session 5 - 20% Test 2: Session 11 - 30% 50%

Required reading

Java Foundations: Introduction to program design and data structures, 4th ed.
Lewis J., DePasquale P., & Chase J. (2017)
Pearson International Edition.

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