Not offered in 2019

Unit description

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. 

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
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

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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