• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Information Technology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alexei Khorev
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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A Java-based introductory programming course which includes aspects of good programming practice and software engineering.This course can be studied for credit in the following programs:

  • Master of Information Technology Studies
  • Graduate Studies
  • and as an elective in other programs.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Read and understand a Java-based software code of medium-to-high complexity.
  2. Write a Java application of medium complexity (consisting multiple classes).
  3. To use standard and third-party Java's API when writing own applications.
  4. Understand the basic principles of creating Java applications with graphical user interface (GUI).
  5. Create a rich user-interface applications using modern API like JAVAFX and others.
  6. Understand fundamental concepts of computer science: structure of computational process, algorithms and complexity of computation.
  7. Understand the basic approaches to designing software application and implementing the design using Java programming language.




Indicative Assessment

Homework and Labs (15%)

Two Programming Assignments (35%)

Final Theory/Practical Examination (50%)


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Workload

Three hours of lectures per week (live or pre-recorded).

One two-hour practical.

Five hours out-of-class study (homework, assignments and self study) per week.

Total workload per week is up to ten hours.


Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMP6710.

Prescribed Texts

Java Concepts, 6th Ed, by Cay Horstmann, John Wiley, ISBN 978-0-470-50947-0

Other recommended resources will be listed on the course webpage.

Assumed Knowledge

A degree in the sciences or engineering would be an advantage. Students with no programming background are advised to undertake some personal study of the Java language before taking this course.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2362 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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