- Code COMP6700
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Information Technology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Read and understand a Java-based software code of medium-to-high complexity.
- Write a Java application of medium complexity (consisting multiple classes).
- To use standard and third-party Java's API when writing own applications.
- Understand the basic principles of creating Java applications with graphical user interface (GUI).
- Create a rich user-interface applications using modern API like JAVAFX and others.
- Understand fundamental concepts of computer science: structure of computational process, algorithms and complexity of computation.
- Understand the basic approaches to designing software application and implementing the design using Java programming language.
- Homework and Labs (10%)
- Assignments (30%)
Mid-Semester Test (10%)
- Final Theory/Lab Examination (50%)
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WorkloadOne two-hour lecture and one one-hour lecture each week for 12 weeks. One two-hour practical lab session for each of 8 weeks.Naturally a considerable amount of self study is expected; with an approximate 120 hours of work for the course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Core Java for the Impatient, 2015 edition or later, by Cay S Horstmann (Addison-Wesley Professional, ISBN 9780321996329)
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.
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.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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