Unit description

The object-oriented paradigm is presented from first principles from both a design and a programming viewpoint. The Unified Modelling Language (UML) is used to model object-oriented (OO) designs and these designs are implemented using a professional object-oriented programming language.

Unit content

  1. Classes and objects
  2. Object lifetime
  3. UML use-case, class, sequence and other diagrams
  4. Inheritance
  5. Exceptions
  6. Interfaces and dynamic binding
  7. Generics and Collections
  8. LINQ
  9. Advance object-oriented language features

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Dietel, P & Deitel, H, 2013, Visual C# 2012: How to program, 5th edn, Dietel, USA. ISBN: 978-0133379334.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Exam: closed book60%

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