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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Presents the fundamentals of object-oriented programming using a standard programming language and an introductory development environment. This unit works with the basics of objects and classes as well as structures of objects including collections of objects and arrays. Students are given a solid introduction to libraries and interfaces, standard libraries, helper classes and documentation.

Unit content

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 handling

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1modify and expand short object-oriented programs that use standard conditional and iterative control structures and methodsCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2design, implement, test, and debug simple programs in an object-oriented programming languageCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3describe how the class mechanism supports encapsulation and information hidingKnowledge of a discipline
4describe the relationship between the static structure of the class and the dynamic structure of the instances of the classKnowledge of a discipline
5utilise iterators to access the elements of a containerKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6describe how constructors and destructors relate to the life of an object.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. modify and expand short object-oriented programs that use standard conditional and iterative control structures and methods
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. design, implement, test, and debug simple programs in an object-oriented programming language
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. describe how the class mechanism supports encapsulation and information hiding
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. describe the relationship between the static structure of the class and the dynamic structure of the instances of the class
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. utilise iterators to access the elements of a container
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. describe how constructors and destructors relate to the life of an object.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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