Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: COSC7374C
Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5341 - Diploma of Information Technology
Course Contact: Val Christou
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
It applies to individuals who are programmers in a variety of fields and who are required to produce simple programs in object-oriented languages.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
1. Apply basic language syntax and layout
1.1 Apply basic language syntax rules and best practices
2. Apply basic object-oriented principles in the target language
6.1 Develop a solution, when provided with a basic object-oriented design document
3. Debug the code
4.1 Follow organisational guidelines for developing maintainable code, and adhere to the provided coding standards, when documenting activities
4. Document the activities.
5.1 Create and conduct simple tests, to confirm that the code meets the design specification
5. Test the code
2.1 Implement a class that contains primitive member or instance variables
6. Create an application
3.1 Use the language debugging facilities of an integrated development environment (IDE)
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include theory sessions, practical lab sessions, tutorial sessions, and out-of-class research and homework.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows:
Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
• Program overview and requirements
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Arrays, ArrayLists and GUI’s
|1||8th Feb 2016||
Introduction to the Course including:
|2||15th Feb 2016||IDE, Installing JDK, using variables, Data types, operators and Java syntax|
|3||22nd Feb 2016||Introduction to Object Oriented programming, classes, objects, |
attributes and methods
|Assessment 1: Project specifications issued|
|4||29th Feb 2016||Object Oriented Programming - relationships|
|5||7th March 2016||UML Class diagrams|
|6|| 14th March 2016 |
(Public Holiday Monday)
|Project Submissions ||Assessment 1: Project Stage 1 due|
|7||21st March 2016||Selection and Repetition in Java|
|Mid-Semester Break 24th-30th March 2016|
|7||28th March 2016|| Thursday 31/03 and Friday 1/04 classes will be run online (SELF-PACED ONLINE ACTIVITIES)|
Topic: Selection and Repetition in Java
|8||4th April 2016||Getting input, Strings and API’s|
|9||11th April 2016||Arrays, ArrayLists and GUI’s|
|10||18th April 2016||Inheritance, aggregation and polymorphism|
|11||25th April 2016|
(Public Holiday Monday)
|Creating applications and Revision|
|12||2nd May 2016||Assessment 2: Skills review in labs||Assessment 1: Project Stage 2A due|
|13||9th May 2016||Project work||Project draft check and feedback|
|14||16th May 2016||Project Submissions||Assessment 1: Project Stage 2 due- Final|
|15||23rd May 2016||Course and assessment feedback||
|16||30th May 2016||Resubmits|
Gerard Sparke, The Java Way, 3rd Edition, ISBN 978-0-646-54746-6
Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates, Head First Java, 2nd Edition, (Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media, 2005), ISBN 978-0-596-00920-5.
James Overton, Simple Program Design, (Thomson Learning) ISBN 978-0-17-012895-7.
Other materials will include worksheets distributed by the teacher in class and various Websites which will be indicated.
Overview of Assessment
In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:
Evidence of the ability to:
- use an application program to design, and build, standard reusable software modules in response to a design specification
- generate the code, and the documentation
- undertake testing and debugging, to meet specifications.
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:
- describe the processes and techniques related to object-oriented programming, including the concepts and language used
- describe the process for developing small-size applications
- identify and outline the key features of a graphical user interface (GUI), for interaction with an operator.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the programming and software development industry, and include access to:
- the software development environment
- software packages.
You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.
You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.
Critical aspects of assessment
Evidence of the ability to:
• use an application program to design and build standard reusable software modules in response to a design specification
• generate code documentation
• undertake testing to confirm that the created application meets the original specification and solves original problem.
You are required to complete 2 assessments. You must successfully complete Assessment 1 and Assessment 2 to be deemed competent in this unit.
Assessment 1: Project (Due Dates: Weeks 6 and 14)
This is a major project which is assessed progressively in 2 stages as Project Stage 1(week 6) and Project Stage 2 (week 14).
Note: Late submissions of work required for any stage of this project will be eligible for grading at CAG (Competency Achieved) level only
Project Description / Scenario: You are a developer within a small software consulting firm and have been assigned to build a new software application for a client. Your application has to be submitted to, and approved by, your Project Leader (in this case your lab teacher).
Stage 1 deliverables:
• A UML class diagram of all classes, their attributes, methods, etc., and showing their relationships to one another.
• The entire java source code.
Stage 2 deliverables:
• A UML class diagram of all classes (including all subclasses and driver classes), their attributes, methods, etc., and showing their relationships to one another. This diagram should also show which tiers the classes are in.
• The entire java source code showing inheritances and object oriented concepts.
• The project needs to be demonstrated.
Assessment 2: Skills review (Test) - Done in week 12
This is a part theory and part practical test where students will be asked to design and develop a small application in Java using object-oriented concepts. This assessment is done under a supervised time-bound condition.
The Assessment Matrix that maps all assessments to the critical aspects of evidence, skills, knowledge and elements is available in the VBE Learning & Assessment Tool for this course
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
• Projects must be submitted via the learning hub (Blackboard).
Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf
Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:
Final Grades Table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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