This module provides for well-qualified computer science students entering the MSc programme from a range of backgrounds. These students will have good programming skills but will not necessarily have used Java or another object-oriented language extensively. This module seeks to ensure that students have the Java and object-oriented design skills necessary for the rest of their programme.
Total contact hours: 30
Private study hours: 120
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods
David J. Barnes & Michael Kölling, Objects First with Java, Prentice Hall /Pearson Education, 2008 (although much of this is introductory, the book is excellent at encouraging reflective design.)
Joshua Bloch, Effective Java: Second Edition, Addison Wesley, 2008.
Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Freeman, Bert Bates,Kathy Sierra, Head First Design Patterns, O'Reilly, 2004.
Java 8 in action: lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming - Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, Alan Mycroft 2014
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Apply the principles of the object-oriented paradigm and understand its relationship to 'traditional' methods.
2 Develop (design, implement and test) OO applications in Java using encapsulation, data hiding, inheritance and polymorphism to write compact, reusable, distributable
code, and reuse existing class libraries to implement more complex and substantial programs.
3 Use online and library resources to research topics in this area, and to be able to communicate programming concepts and design ideas to other programmers.
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Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
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