Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2022

Course Code: COSC7391C

Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

School: 520T Future Technologies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5402 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact: Luke Eberbach

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4381

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Course Coordinator:  George Yousif

 Tel:  +61 3 9925 4081




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


Course Description

In this course you will learn 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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTPRG430 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills


1 Determine application design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review and clarify user requirements with user

1.2 Plan and determine application design specifications to satisfy user requirements


2 Implement the application design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop application according to application design and organisational code conventions

2.2 Document application according to organisational documentation conventions


3. Test the application

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop tests to determine that application logic and syntax satisfies user requirements and application specifications, and modify application to meet user requirements and application specifications

3.2 Document tests according to organisational documentation conventions


4. Hand over the application to the user

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Review application against user requirements to ensure user requirements are satisfied

4.2 Present application to user and obtain user acceptance

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements

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.

It applies to individuals who are programmers in a variety of fields and who are required to produce simple programs in object-oriented languages.

Teaching Schedule





Software Development


Algorithm Design






User Input


String Values

Software Testing



Data Validation

Python Project 1 released (Due Week 10)





Python Quiz 1 released (Due Week 9)






File I/O

Python Quiz 1 resubmission (Due Week 12)


OOP – Classes and Objects

UML Class Diagrams

Python Project 2 released (Due Week 15)

Python Project 1 resubmission (Due Week 13)


OOP – List of Objects


OOP - Polymorphism


OOP - Object Aggregation

Python Quiz 2 released (Due Week 16)


Completion of Assessments


Python Project 2 resubmission (Due Week 17)

Python Quiz 2 resubmission (Due Week 17)


Final Resubmissions (if available)

* Subject to change

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


500GB External Hard Drive required

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

  • Online Quizzes
  • Project 1
  • Project 2

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. 

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 are set when the course commences and may only be moved by the teacher if there is a reasonable reason to do so. 

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.


Assessment Matrix

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


Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Project 1

Task 3

Project 2

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

































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 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 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 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 assessed.

Special consideration: 

Please Refer to find more information about special consideration 


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

Please Refer: 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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