- Code COMP2140
- 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 Computer Science, Computer Systems, Computational Foundations
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read and understand Java-based software code of medium-to-high complexity.
- Use standard and third party Java's API’s when writing applications.
- Understand the basic principles of creating Java applications with graphical user interface (GUI).
- Create rich user-interface applications using modern API’s such as JAVAFX.
- Understand the fundamental concepts of computer science: structure of the computational process, algorithms and complexity of computation.
- Understand the basic approaches to the design of software applications.
- Apply the above to design, implement, appropriately document and test a Java application of medium complexity, consisting of multiple classes.
- 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
Prescribed TextsCore Java for the Impatient, 2015 edition or later, by Cay S Horstmann (Addison-Wesley Professional, ISBN 9780321996329)
Java Concepts, 7th ed., by Cay Horstmann (John Wiley, ISBN 978-1-1184-3112-2)
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