Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

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: George Yousif

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: george.yousif@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Course Coordinator:  George Yousif

 Tel:  +61 3 9925 4852

 Email:  george.yousif@rmit.edu.au 

 

Luke Eberbach School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS) Program Manager - IT Programs Tel: (03) 9925 4381  Email:luke.eberbach@rmit.edu.au 

 

 

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

Programming Fundamentals

1.1

4.1, 4.2

2

Debugging

Datatype Conversion

Variables

1.2

3.1, 3.2

3

Operators

User Input

Random Values

Online Quiz 1 released (Due Week 4)

1.2

5.2

6.2

4

Decisions

1.2, 1.3

3.2

5.1, 5.2

5

Decisions (Cont.)

Assignment 1 released (Due Week 9)

1.2, 1.3

3.2

5.1, 5.2

6

Repetition

Online Quiz 2 released (Due Week 7)

1.2, 1.3

3.2

5.1, 5.2

7

Repetition (Cont.)

1.2, 1.3

3.2

5.1, 5.2

8

 

Methods

1.4

3.2

5.1, 5.2

9

Methods (Cont.)

1.4

3.2

5.1, 5.2

10

Arrays

Online Quiz 3 released (Due Week 11)

1.5

3.2

5.1, 5.2

11

Arrays (Cont.)

1.5, 1.6

3.2

5.1, 5.2

6.2

12

OOP – Classes and Objects

Assignment 2 released (Due Week 17)

2.1, 2.2, 2.3

3.1, 3.2

4.2

5.1, 5.2

6.1

13

OOP – Classes and Objects (Cont.)

1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3

3.1, 3.2

4.2

5.1, 5.2

6.1

14

OOP - Inheritance and Polymorphism

Online Quiz 4 released (Due Week 15)

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,2.5

3.1, 3.2

4.2

5.2

15

Files and I/O

1.7

3.2

4.2

5.1, 5.2

6.2

16

Files and I/O (Cont.)

1.7

3.2

4.2

5.1, 5.2

6.2

 

17

 Assignment 2 

18

Final Resubmissions (if available) 

 The schedule may be subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

rmit.instructure.com


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Assignments

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

1.1

X

X

1.2

X

X

1.3

X

X

1.4

X

X

1.5

X

X

1.6

X

X

1.7

 

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

 

2.5

X

 

3.1

 

X

3.2

X

X

4.1

X

X

4.2

 

 X 

5.1

 

X

5.2

 

X

6.1

 

X

6.2

X

X


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

  • Online Quizzes
  • Assignments

You will be allowed a resubmission attempt once per assessment only if it constitutes a reasonable attempt (see below).

For example, if you need to resubmit one of your assessments, you will not be entitled to any further resubmissions for that assessment. The mark you are granted for that resubmission will stand. You will still have the ability to resubmit other assessments in the course

Please read all of the information handed carefully and ask lots of questions if you are unsure.

Reasonable Attempt

You must make a reasonable attempt on each submission to be granted a resubmission attempt.

What constitutes a reasonable attempt?

A reasonable attempt would be attempting to answer all of the questions asked of you to the best of your ability.

Leaving large sections of your work blank, or not submitting sections does not show your teacher you have enough of an understanding of the assessment to be deemed competent.

This indicates to your teacher that you didn’t seek out your teacher for help, or that you did not understand the work.

Please note, in the event you are eligible for a resubmission, a new due date will be provided to you. Please check your feedback carefully as missing this deadline will leave you with your original mark.

 

Deadlines

Deadlines are set when the course commences and may only be moved by the teacher if there is a reasonable reason to do so. This needs to also be agreed on by 70% of the class.

If work keeps getting pushed back, then it will make the back end of your semester too difficult to handle.

If you do not submit your work by the deadline without an approved extension from your teacher, you will lose your ability to gain a resubmission.

If your work is more than 48 hours late, then you will receive a mark of 0 for the assessment.

The only way to remove a 0 is to apply for special consideration. Only if the special consideration is approved, will the assessment be graded.


Assessment Matrix

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

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Assignments

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

1.1

X

X

1.2

X

X

1.3

X

X

1.4

X

X

1.5

X

X

1.6

X

X

1.7

 

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

 

2.5

X

 

3.1

 

X

3.2

X

X

4.1

X

X

4.2

 

 X 

5.1

 

X

5.2

 

X

6.1

 

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

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge 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 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 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 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: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

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

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