Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/ASession 1
Gold CoastSession 1,3Session 1,3
MelbourneN/ASession 1,2,3
OnlineSession 1,2,3Session 2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/ASession 1
PerthN/ASession 1,2,3
SydneyN/ASession 1,2,3

Unit aim

Continues with the principles of object-oriented programming using a standard programming language and an intermediate development environment. This unit works with more extensive structures of objects including collections of objects and arrays. Students are given a solid introduction to libraries and interfaces, the Java standard library, helper classes and documentation.  

Unit content

Review of Objects and Classes
Programming paradigms
Class definitions
Interaction of objects
Collections and Lists
Iterations over collections
Library classes and documentation
Designing classes
Creating custom classes
Exception handing

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

  • Highly recommended: Barnes, DJ & Kölling, M, 2016, Object First with Java - A Practical Introduction using BlueJ, 6th edn, Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-15904-1.

Session 2

  • Highly recommended: Barnes, DJ & Kölling, M, 2016, Object First with Java - A Practical Introduction using BlueJ, 6th edn, Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-15904-1.

Session 3

  • Highly recommended: Barnes, DJ & Kölling, M, 2016, Object First with Java - A Practical Introduction using BlueJ, 6th edn, Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-15904-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - Guangxi UST

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: closed book50%

Perth

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills30%
Exam: closed book50%
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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