Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COSC6201C

Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Chelton Evans

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4081

Course Contact Email: chelton.evans@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 

 

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This course introduces object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. This course covers algorithm development using standard control structures, design methods such as step-wise refinement, the object oriented programming framework, the use of standard Java classes and interfaces, the use of container classes, disk file processing, introduces techniques for code reuse, and basic strategies for software testing. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Element:

1. Apply basic language syntax and layout

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Apply basic language syntax rules and best practices

 

1.2 Select and use language data types, operators and expressions, in order to create clear and concise code

 

1.3 Use the appropriate language syntax for sequence, selection and iteration constructs

 

1.4 Use a modular programming approach within member or function logic

 

1.5 Apply arrays, including arrays of objects to introductory programming tasks

 

1.6 Use standard-array processing algorithms

 

1.7 Use the facilities of the language to read and write data, from and to, text files, and record the outcomes

Element:

2. Apply basic object-oriented principles in the target language

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Implement a class that contains primitive member or instance variables

 

2.2 Implement a class that contains multiple options for object construction

 

2.3 Implement a class that uses user-defined aggregation (object instance or member variables)

 

2.4 Use the facilities of the language to implement inheritance, to at least two levels

 

2.5 Use polymorphism at a simple level through inheritance, to enable the easy extension of the code

Element:

3. Debug the code

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use the language debugging facilities of an integrated development environment (IDE)

 

3.2 Interpret the compiler or interpreter messages to resolve syntax errors, and use debugging techniques to resolve logic errors

Element:

4. Document the activities

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Follow organisational guidelines for developing maintainable code, and adhere to the provided coding standards, when documenting activities

 

4.2 Apply internal documentation to all the code created, and use the documentation tools available in the target language, when documenting activities

Element:

5. Test the code

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Create and conduct simple tests, to confirm that the code meets the design specification

 

5.2 Document the tests performed and the results achieved

Element:

6. Create an application

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Develop a solution, when provided with a basic object-oriented design document

 

6.2 Refer to the appropriate documentation for the language


Learning Outcomes


This course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:

Enabling Knowledge: Syntax and basic features of the object-oriented programming language Java; good programming style, standards and practices in programming; the use of standard Java classes, interfaces, containers; and basic techniques for code reuse and testing.

Critical Analysis: Ability to analyse and model requirements for solving algorithmic computing problems.

Problem Solving: Ability to design and implement computer programs to solve algorithmic computing problems, based on analysis and modelling of requirements.

Communication: Ability to discuss key concepts of object-oriented programming in Java, standard classes and interfaces, code reuse and strategies for software testing.

Responsibility: Ability to apply relevant standards to writing computer programs. Developing an awareness of the role and responsibility the individual has with regard to their own learning.

On completion of this course you should:
• use modular programming approach
• be able to use standard Java classes and interfaces
• use object oriented program development framework (IDE – Integrated Development Environment)
• be able to develop simple algorithms and implement them using the standard control structures
• be able to use arrays and other container classes for storing and manipulating object
• be able to write programs that promote code reuse
• refine the design using step wise/incremental refinement
• be able to correctly manipulate standard data files, focusing on text files
• follow good coding guidelines
• devise strategies to test the software developed.
 


Details of Learning Activities

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake introductory programming tasks using an object-oriented programming language, including tool usage, documentation, debugging, and testing techniques.


Teaching Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Elements

1

Coding Syntax

Datatypes

Variables

Lab 1 released (Due Week 2)

1.1, 1.2

3.1, 3.2

4.1, 4.2

6.2

2

Operators

User Input

Lab 2 released (Due Week 3)

Online Quiz 1 released (Due Week 3)

1.1, 1.2

5.1, 5.2

 

3

Decisions

Lab 3 released (Due Week 4)

1.2, 1.3

5.1, 5.2

4

Menu-Driven Application

Repetition

Lab 4 released (Due Week 5)

Online Quiz 2 released (Due Week 5)

1.2, 1.3

5.1, 5.2

5

Menu-Driven Application (Cont.)

Methods

Lab 5 released (Due Week 6)

1.2 – 1.4

5.1, 5.2

6

Arrays

Lab 6 released (Due Week 7)

Online Quiz 3 released (Due Week 7)

1.2 – 1.6

5.1, 5.2

7

OOP – Classes and Objects

Lab 7 released (Due Week 8)

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.1 – 2.3

5.1, 5.2

6.1

8

OOP – Inheritance and Polymorphism

Lab 8 released (Due Week 9)

1.2 - 1.5

2.1 – 2.5

5.1, 5.2

6.1

9

OOP – UML Class Diagrams

Lab 9 released (Due Week 10)

Online Quiz 4 released (Due Week 10)

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.1 – 2.5

5.1

6.1

10

Files and I/O

Lab 10 released (Due Week 11)

1.2 – 1.7

2.1 – 2.3

5.1, 5.2

6.1

11

Assignment released (Due Week 15)

 

12

Assignment

 

13

Assignment

 

14

Assignment

 

15

Assignment

 

16

Completion of Assessments

 

 The schedule may be subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

www.rmit.edu.au/teaching/technology/blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Labs

Task 3

Assignment

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

1.6

X

X

X

1.7

 

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

 

3.2

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

 

4.2

X

 

X

5.1

 

X

X

5.2

X

X

X

6.1

 

X

X

6.2

X

X

 

To be deemed competent student must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure student's achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

  • Online Quizzes
  • Labs
  • Assignment

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been graded.


Assessment Matrix

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Labs

Task 3

Assignment

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

1.6

X

X

X

1.7

 

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

 

3.2

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

 

4.2

X

 

X

5.1

 

X

X

5.2

X

X

X

6.1

 

X

X

6.2

X

X

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.


Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.


Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long­term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.


Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.


Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.


Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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