School of Computer Science

Module 06-30179 (2018)

Fundamentals of Programming in Java

Level 1/C

Ian Kenny Semester 1 40 credits
Co-ordinator: Ian Kenny
Reviewer: Andrew Howes

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The Java programming language continues to be one of the most popular languages in industrial software development. This language is also the standard teaching language in the School of Computer Science. The module will introduce students without a background in Computer Science to the Java language. In addition to the language itself students will learn basic imperative algorithms and data structures along with exposure to principles of object orientation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate a practical understanding of basic computer programming techniques
  • explain and apply the fundamental constructs of imperative and object-oriented programming, and data structures
  • describe and apply the main features of the Java programming language
  • analyse Java programs, for example by determining the behaviour of a program from its source code or by completing and/or correcting partially-written programs
  • write Java programs, where appropriate making effective use of an integrated development environment (IDE) and other programming aids
  • test and debug programs, interpreting compiler and runtime error messages
  • design, develop and document complete Java programs to solve given software problems, including some open-ended tasks

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Teaching methods


Contact hours: 77


Assessments: 2hr Examination (50%), Continuous Assessment (50%) Reassessment: By repeat only

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