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, refine code, use object-oriented development, develop appropriate algorithms and write modularised code using methods.
History of programming languages and environments
Classes and objects
Methods and parameters
Types and variables
Constructors and instantiation
Strings and string processing
Loops and arrays
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||design, implement, test, and debug simple programs in an object-oriented programming language||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||analyse and explain the behaviour of simple programs involving fundamental programming constructs||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||modify and expand short programs that use standard conditional and iterative control structures and functions||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||describe the mechanics of methods, parameter passing and return types, as well as issues associated with scoping||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||create algorithms for solving simple problems||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||use a programming language to implement, test, and debug algorithms for solving simple problems||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- This text is highly recommended, and will be useful from Week 1 onwards.: Michael Kolling, 2016, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot, 2, Pearson Education. ISBN: 978-0-13-405429-2.
- This text is highly recommended and will be useful from Week 1 onwards: Michael Kolling, 2016, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot, 2nd edn, Pearson Education. ISBN: 978-0-13-405429-2.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Exam: open book||40%|
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