Course Title: Apply intermediate object oriented language skills
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2010
Course Code: COSC5923C
Course Title: Apply intermediate object oriented language skills
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6074 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Course Contact : Radhu Punchanathan
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1409
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
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
Apply introductory object oriented language skills ICAB4219B COSC 5356C
This course will include coverage of the broad areas of: building application programs using objects; internal usage of collections of data; using coding standards for ease of code maintenance; saving and retrieving objects to/from binary files; overloading functions, exception handling, and inheritance; connecting to, and manipulating (creating, querying, inserting, deleting, and updating), a database; GUIs; debugging, testing, and documenting programs.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICAB5223A Apply intermediate object oriented language skills
Build applications using provided language utilities
1. Build applications using provided language utilities
1. Divide multiple source code files into logical units/packages
2. Write programs that interact with a database
1. Design and implement programs that connect to a database
3. Write GUI
1. Employ GUI framework or text windowing interface appropriate to the chosen language
4. Debug application
1. Use standalone debugging tools or tools provided by integrated development environment to examine variables and trace running code
1. Design and document limited tests of code
6. Create and maintain documentation
1. Read and interpret supplied design document to create code
Details of Learning Activities
In this course students will have practical lab sessions and out-of-class research and homework (including the programming of a major project).
The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities including face-to-face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours also covers the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.
|Wk||Week Beginning (Monday)||Weekly Topics||Resources |
Textbook: Head First Java 2nd Edn.
|1||8th Feb 2010||Introduction to Course |
Review of Classes & Objects, Creating Code from Supplied Design Documentation
|Textbook: Chapters 1 to 9 & 14 |
Class Handout: Coding Standards
|1 & 6|
|2||15th Feb 2010||The Java API, Program Documentation & Javadoc |
Review of Arrays & ArrayLists, and More Data Structures
|Class Handout: Using Eclipse – Javadoc |
Textbook: Chapters 3, 6 & 16
|1 & 6
|3||22nd Feb 2010||Review of Text File Processing, Interfaces, and, Saving (Persisting) and Retrieving Objects||Textbook: Chapter 14||1 & 6|
|4||1st Mar 2010|| Relationships: Inheritance & Inclusion, and, Polymorphism & Method Overriding |
Collections of Data and Sorting & Searching
| Textbook: Chapters 7, 8 & 16 |
Class Handout: Sorting & Searching
|1, 4, 5 & 6|
|5||8th Mar 2010|| Review of Constructor and Method Overloading |
Testing & Debugging with Eclipse
|Textbook: Chapter 9 |
Class Handout: Using Eclipse – Testing & Debugging
|1, 4, 5, & 6
Project Part 1 Due
|6||15th Mar 2010||Revision||See Above||See Above|
|7||22nd Mar 2010||Mid-Semester Test
Project Part 1 Feedback
29th Mar 2010 & 5th Apr 2010
|Introduction to GUI Programming using Inbuilt Java GUIs (JOptionPane)||Lab Sheet: Introduction to GUI Programming in Java using JOptionPane||1, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|9||12th Apr 2010||GUIs, Interfaces (Events & Listeners) and Multiple Inheritance, and More on Exception Handling||Textbook: Chapters 8 & 11||1, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Project Part 2 Due
19th Apr 2010
|More Advanced GUI Programming – Basic Layout Managers and Events & Listeners||Textbook: Chapters 12 & 13||1, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|11||26th Apr 2010||Introduction to Database Programming – Querying a Database (MS Access) Table, Inserting, Updating, & Deleting Records||Lab Sheet: Database Programming||1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|12||3rd May 2010||Even More Advanced GUI Programming – the GridBag Layout Manager||Lab Sheet: GridBagLayout |
Project Part 2 Feedback
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|13||10th May 2010||More on Database Programming – Creating and Deleting Tables, and |
Databases & Transactional Integrity
|Lab Sheet: Introduction to Transactional Integrity in Java||1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|14||17th May 2010||Work on Project||See Above||1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|15||24th May 2010||Work on Project||See Above||1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|16||31st May 2010||Finalisation of Project||See Above||Project Part 3 Due|
|17||7th Jun 2010||Revision||
Final Project Feedback
|18||14th Jun 2010||Project Resubmit & Final Test|
Sierra, Kathy & Bates, Bert (2005) Head First Java (2nd Edn.) O'Reilly Media, Inc: Sebastopol. ISBN 13: 978-0-596-00920-5.
The Java Tutorials at: http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, presentations, practical tests and a final exam. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
Assessment 1, Due Week 5, Project Part 1 - Ensure that a planning process is incorporated into the project. Using earlier project, code the 3rd tier to save/retrieve objects. Documenting, testing, and debugging the application - CA / NYC, 10%
Assessment 2, Week 7, Mid-Semester Test - Provides an opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of Java OO programming, including relationships, polymorphism and collections - CA / NYC, 25%
Assessment 3, Due Week 9, Project Part 2 - Continuation of project program design process and systematic ongoing project task analysis and review. Adding GUI components to the 1st tier & building on the 2nd tier. Documenting, testing, and debugging the application - CA / NYC, 15%
Assessment 4, Due Week 16, Project Part 3 - Rebuilding the 3rd tier to interact with a database. Documenting, testing, and debugging the application - CA / NYC, 25%
Assessment 5, Week 18, Final Test - Provides an opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of Java GUI and database OO programming - 25%
Competency and Grading Requirements:
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade.
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained a CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.
Reassessments will only be granted to students who were either unsuccessful in the first attempt or have an approved special consideration application.
A final examination worth 25% will be offered to students who have achieved CA.
RMITUniversity Sustainability Statement
In adherence with RMITUniversity’s commitment to sustainability, course teachers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course. These include, but are not limited to:
 Conserving natural resources
 Using recycled materials wherever possible
 Minimising pollution
 Applying energy savings measures
 Reducing waste
Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.
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