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Unit description

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

1. Variables, wrappers, and maths

2. Arrays and loops

3. Strings and dates

4. Collections and Lists

5. Advanced class building blocks

6. Exception handling and garbage collection

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1modify and expand short object-oriented programs that use standard control structures
2design, implement, test, and debug simple programs in an object-oriented programming language
3demonstrate how to use class mechanisms to support encapsulation and efficient code
4analyse and determine appropriate data structures and iteration methods to support a solution

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

  1. modify and expand short object-oriented programs that use standard control structures
  2. design, implement, test, and debug simple programs in an object-oriented programming language
  3. demonstrate how to use class mechanisms to support encapsulation and efficient code
  4. analyse and determine appropriate data structures and iteration methods to support a solution

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Highly recommended: McFadyen, Ron, 2019, Java with BlueJ, Version 4, Ron McFadyen.

Prescribed Texts
  • Highly recommended: McFadyen, Ron, 2019, Java with BlueJ, Version 4, Ron McFadyen.

Prescribed Texts
  • Highly recommended: McFadyen, Ron, 2019, Java with BlueJ, Version 4, Ron McFadyen.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Quiz30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

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