Course Title: Programming Principles 2J

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Programming Principles 2J

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr. Andy Song

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9761

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Ability to write substantial computer programs in languages such as C or PHP.

Course Description

This course introduces you to the core capabilities of the Java programming language.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development
This course contributes to the development of the following capabilities: Enabling Knowledge, Problem Solving, and Critical Analysis.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Show competence in the use of the Java programming language in the development of small to medium-sized application programs that demonstrate professionally acceptable coding and performance standard;
- Understand the basic principles of the object-oriented programming
- Demonstrate an introductory understanding of graphical user interfaces, multi-threaded programming, and event-driven programming.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• key concepts will be explained in lectures, classes or online, where syllabus material will be presented and the subject matter will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• tutorials and/or labs and/or group discussions (including online forums) focussed on projects and problem solving will provide practice in the application of theory and procedures, allow exploration of concepts with teaching staff and other students, and give feedback on your progress and understanding;
• assignments, as described in Overview of Assessment (below) and Assessment Tasks (part B course guide for this Teaching Period), requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and technical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT) and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

Use the RMIT Bookshop’s textbook list search page to find any recommended textbook(s).

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises practical work involving the development of computer programs, class tests, and a final exam.

See Assessment Tasks (part B course guide for this Teaching Period) for assessment details, including deadlines, weightings, and hurdle requirements. For standard assessment information relating to Computer Science and IT courses see: