Fundamentals of Information Technology and Computing - CO542

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Medway Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) DR M Kampouridis

Pre-requisites

FD/HND Information Technology

Restrictions

None

2018-19

Overview

This module builds on the foundation of object-oriented design and implementation to provide a deeper understanding of and facility with object-oriented program design and implementation. More advanced features of object-orientation, such as inheritance, abstract classes, nested classes, graphical-user interfaces (GUIs), exceptions, input-output are covered. These allow an application-level view of design and implementation to be explored. Throughout the course, the quality of application design and the need for a professional approach to software development is emphasised. In addition, students will learn about the uses of XML in structuring, transforming and representing data

Details

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Contact hours

The taught component of the involves 16 lectures. There will be a further 16 supervised practical activity sessions.

Indicative reading

Kolling, M and Barnes, D Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ Pearson Education, 2006

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Learning outcomes

Use advanced features of an object-oriented programming language, such as inheritance and graphical libraries, to write programs
Use object-oriented analysis, design and implementation with a minimum of guidance, to recognise and solve practical programming problems involving inheritance hierarchies
Design appropriate interfaces between modular components
Evaluate the quality of competing solutions to programming problems
Evaluate possible trade-offs between alternative solutions, for instance those involving time and space differences
know about the components and structures of typical information systems
be familiar with the basic principles of data and information, and their presentation, representation and structuring using XML
appreciate the wide range of applications of XML, within and without the information systems domain
be familiar with some of the notations used in representing the conceptual design of information systems
be able to use standard notations drawn from UML to describe the functionality and components of straightforward information systems
be able to specify simple documents using XML

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