Course Title: Evaluate and modify object oriented code programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: COSC6142C

Course Title: Evaluate and modify object oriented code programs

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6122 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Phone: +61 3 9925 4456

Dr Olga Gredeskoul

Phone: +61 3 9925 4392


Location: Building 57, Level 5

Consultation: Monday 2.00 - 4.00 PM

Nominal Hours: 40

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


Course Description

This unit covers evaluating and modifying programs based on object-oriented code. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instruction and procedures, applying knowledge of object-oriented code scripting and testing and documenting outcomes.
Note:  This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED103A Evaluate and modify object oriented code programs


1. Prepare to evaluate and modify programs written in object oriented code.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood

1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.

1.3 The extent of program modification work is determined from job performance specifications and in consultation with relevant persons.

1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.

1.5 Appropriate development kit and software are selected based on specified requirements and performance standard

1.6 Strategies are implemented to ensure programming is carried out efficiently


2. Evaluate and modify programs written in object oriented code.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed

2.2 Knowledge of computer function features are applied to object oriented programming.

2.3 Correct syntax is applied to evaluating and modifying.

2.4 Key features of the a object orientated programming language are applied to evaluation and modification. (See Note)

2.5 Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.

2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or professional standards.

Note. Key features include object; class; instance; member data/fields; member attributes/methods and local variables.


3. Test and document modified programs written in object oriented code.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Procedures are developed to test modified programming.

3.2 Problems and bugs in code are rectified to ensure specification in the creation of the code is met.

3.3 Intermediate and final work reports are written in accordance with professional standards, and presented to appropriate person(s).

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the UEENEED103A competency and stage 1 capabilities for Engineering Associates

  • Classroom tutorial activities to learn principles and concepts of Object-Oriented programming
  • Practical activities to develop skills in describing and using key features of object-oriented programming language; evaluating a program written in object oriented code,  modifying a program according to given specifications, testing the modified program, writing intermediate and final work reports in accordance with professional standards
  • Projects involving demonstrating your understanding of engineering processes and ability to interpret them in terms of object-oriented programming language; your effective team participation and/or leadership will be required for successful completion of the projects 

Teaching Schedule

Week                       Topics Delivered                                       

           Elements / Performance Criteria             

  • Course introduction. Assessments, assessment criteria.
  • Identify, obtain and understand OHS processes and            procedures for computer programming.
  • Follow established OHS risk control measures and              procedures in preparation for the work.
  • In-class Online/practical test 1  (10%)
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
  • Describe Object-Oriented programming concepts.
  • Use Integrated Development Environment to evaluate        and modify program written in OO code.
  • Create a project in the specified IDE
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
  • Identify components of the an OO program.
  • Understand using comments.
1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
  • Understand concept of data types, variables and                constants.
  • Identify variables and constants in an OO program.
  • Describe naming rules
  • Online/Practical test 2 (10%)
1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
  • Explain control flow statements 
  • Analyse OO program that uses conditional statements
1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
  • Explain logical operators and expressions.
  • Modify logical conditions to achieve an alternative              output
1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
  • Identify Classes and Objects.  
  • Object-oriented terminology
  • Use of pre-defined library classes and objects
1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
  • Explain concept of the input and output
  • Implement user interaction
  • Online/Practical test 3 (10%)
1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
  • Understand arrays.
  • Analyse an OO program that implements array for data            processing
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
  • Project (Team Project – 50%) is discussed with the                  teams
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
  • Developing Procedures to test modified program.
  • Rectifying problems and bugs in code to ensure                  specification in the creation of the code is met.
  • Online/Practical test 4 (10%)
1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2
  • Project – stage 1: Analyse an object-oriented program
  • Develop plan for modifications
  • Write intermediate and final work reports in accordance       with professional standards.
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
  • Understand concept of a "file stream". Explain the                   process of read from and writing to sequential                        access files.
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
  • Working on Project – stage 2: Testing and debugging the program
  • Online/Practical test 5 (10%)
 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
  • Team Project presentation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
  •  Team Project presentation
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
17 - 18

 Finalising Online / practical tests, catch-up sessions

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1,5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2, 3.3





































Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course are mapped against stage 1 Capabilities for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
EA2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

For detailed mapping / information please refer to the C6122 program guide under the accreditation section,

                                          Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

UEE11 CompetenciesEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3  EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6


0 (blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


J.Farrell, Microsof Visual C# 2010: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming , 4th Edition, Course Technology, 2011


P.J.Dietel, H.M.Dietel. Visual C# 2008 How to Program, 3rd ed. Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 2009


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:


Assessment 1: Practical /Online Tests

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50


Assessment 2: Project

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered Practical / Online testsProject
3.1 X
3.2 X
3.3 X







Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Practical /Online Tests
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

  • 80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
  • 70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
  • 60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
  • 50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
  • 0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
  • DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEH182A Elements & Performance Criteria

UEENEED103A Elements and Performance Criteria

Assessments   1.1 1.2 1.31.4 1.5 2.1 2.5 3.3

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Capabilities

 Assessments EA1.1 EA1.2EA 1.3EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6  EA2.1EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5 EA3.6
Online testsXXXX  XXX    XXX
ALL ASSESSMENTS1222122221111222

Other Information

  • In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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 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 

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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.
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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: 

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

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Other Information: 

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