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Australian National University

  • Code COMP6700
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Information Technology
  • Academic career Graduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Christopher Johnson

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 your ownapplications.
  4. Understand the basic principles of creating Java applications with graphical user interface (GUI).
  5. Create your own GUI application of low complexity using the AWT/Swing Java packages.
  6. Understand fundamental concepts of computer science: structure of computational process, algorithms and complexity of computation.
  7. Understand the basic approches to designing software application and implementing the design using Java programming language.

Indicative Assessment

Homework and Labs (10%); Two Programming Assignments (30%); Final Theory Exam (60%)


One three-hour lecture per week, one two-hour lecture per week and one two-hour practical

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.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  Tuition fees will be published by 1 October for the next year.

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. 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.

6.00 0.12500

Course Fees:

Domestic fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $1980
2004 $2088
2005 $2088
2006 $2088
2007 $2088
2008 $2190
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952

International fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3534
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762


First Semester, 2014

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
2899 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014

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