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Area/Catalogue
COMP 1040

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105294

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To apply the principles of object oriented software development to the translation of a problem description into a robust object oriented program.

Course content

The programming Environment; integrated development environments, commenting and the JavaDoc tool; the Java API.
Problem Solving.
Object Concepts and Class Design (encapsulation, abstraction, constructors’ methods, attributes, relationships, static). Object Oriented approaches to program design and development.
Testing: Testing Strategies; Unit Testing; Proving a Program Works; Testing tools including JUnit, Pre- and Post-Conditions, Assertions; Debugging strategies
Inheritance; Interfaces and Abstract classes; Polymorphism; Use of Inheritance in advanced data structures; Exceptions and exception handling.
Refactoring and Maintenance; Configuration Management.
Arrays; Simple arrays; Multi-Dimensional Arrays.
Input and Output.

Textbook(s)

Savitch, Walter J 2008, Absolute Java, 3, Addison Wesley, Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
COMP 1039 Problem Solving and Programming
Group 2
COMP 1041 Programming for Engineers

Problem Solving and Programming or Programming for Engineering

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Computer Practical 2 hrs x 12 weeks
Lecture 3 hrs x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Computer Practical 2 hrs x 12 weeks
Lecture 3 hrs x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, SICHUAN UNIVERSITY
Workshop 6 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Continuous assessment NA 15% NA
Test NA 45% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Continuous assessment NA 15% NA
Test NA 45% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Continuous assessment NA 15% NA
Test NA 45% 3 hours
INTERNAL, SICHUAN UNIVERSITY
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Assignment 1500 words 20% NA
Continuous assessment NA 15% NA
Test NA 45% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical
School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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