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LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/ASession 2,3
Gold CoastSession 2,3Session 2,3
MelbourneN/ASession 2,3
OnlineSession 2,3N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/ASession 2
PerthN/ASession 2,3
SydneyN/ASession 2,3

Unit aim

Introduces the basic principles of object-oriented programming using a standard programming language and a learning environment. Students will gain a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of the programming process, including the ability to write and debug programs, stepwise refine code, use object-oriented development, develop appropriate algorithms and write modularised code using methods. Emphasis in the unit is at all times on a sound understanding of the principles involved, with particular attention being paid to worked examples to demonstrate these principles in a clear and straightforward fashion.

Unit content

History of programming languages and environments
Classes and Objects
Methods and parameters
Types and variables
Simple inheritance
Writing methods
Selection statements
Variable scope
Static methods
Modularisation
Constructors and Instantiation
Object interaction
Strings and string processing
Loops and Arrays

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 2

  • Highly recommended if you are very new to programming: Kölling, M, 2016, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot, 2nd edn, Pearson. ISBN: 013-405429-6.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - Guangxi UST

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz15%
Practical skills15%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Practical skills15%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Practical skills15%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Practical skills15%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz15%
Practical skills15%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book40%

Perth

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Practical skills15%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Practical skills15%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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