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Gold CoastSession 2,3Session 2,3

Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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

Session 3

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

Teaching and assessment

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%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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