CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
Object Oriented Programming
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General Information

Overview

This unit is designed to extend your understanding of object-oriented programming principles, complex data structures and algorithms. You will learn to develop interactive software applications using a modern programming language, integrated development environment (IDE), and graphical user interface (GUI) components. The strengths and weaknesses of the techniques are also considered. You will develop skills in applying object-oriented programming concepts and algorithm development to implement software solutions. You will apply these skills in implementing software applications to solve practical problems.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite COIT11222

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 55%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Evaluation

Feedback

Weekly tutorial assessments are not sufficiently weighted

Recommendation

The assessment structure should be changed to increase the number of take-home assessments and to better reflect the effort required to complete the assessment.

Feedback from Student Evaluation

Feedback

The material is too advanced for students who lack the prerequisite knowledge

Recommendation

Review the prerequisite programming unit and provide links to review materials to increase incoming students' knowledge, skills and confidence to complete this unit.

Feedback from Student Evaluation and Unit coordinator.

Feedback

The current textbook is more suitable for professional programmers who want to learn Java. The current textbook lacks appropriate exercises. The source code provided is difficult to read without an appropriate visual (colour) mark-up.

Recommendation

Remove the requirements of the textbook and provide students with a range of free resources that support their learning.

Feedback from Student Evaluation

Feedback

Assessment feedback was insufficient or unclear

Recommendation

The assessment rubric and feedback format should be updated to make it easier to provide detailed feedback. Also, assessment answers should be discussed in tutorials after the return of assessment.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the principles of object-oriented programming
  2. Implement object-oriented programs using a modern programming language
  3. Build interactive software applications using Graphical User Interface components
  4. Apply self-designed and existing algorithms in problem solutions
  5. Use complex data structures in software application development.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7. The SFIA code is included:

  • Programming/Software development (PROG)
  • Software Design (SWDN)
  • Data Modelling and Design(DTAN)
  • Testing (TEST)
  • System Integration and Build (SINT)
  • User Experience Design (HCEV)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 10%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Take Home Exam - 55%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 10%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Take Home Exam - 55%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals 11 (2018)

Authors: Cay S. Horstmann
Pearson Higher Ed USA
ISBN: 9780135166307
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Both paper and eBook versions can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • JavaFX 11.0 or later available from https://gluonhq.com/products/javafx/
  • Apache NetBeans IDE 12
  • Scenebuilder from https://gluonhq.com/products/scene-builder/
  • AdoptOpenJDK 11 LTS with Hotspot from https://adoptopenjdk.net/
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Umapathy Venugopal Unit Coordinator
u.venugopal@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Revision of Java Classes, Objects, and Methods

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Inheritance 

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Polymorphism 

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

GUI and Event Handling

Chapter

Week 4 & 5 online materials

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

GUI and Event Handling

Chapter

Week 4 & 5 online materials

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Java Exception Handling, and revisit files IO 

Chapter

Chapter 3 and 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Interfaces, Lambda expressions, and Inner Classes 

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Generic methods 

Chapter

Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Generic Classes 

Chapter

Chapter8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Collection, Linked Lists, and Algorithms 

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Stacks, Queues, and Trees 

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Final Revision and additional readings 

Chapter

Additional lecture materials and resources from the publisher/other sources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Umapathy Venugopal (Venu)

Email: u.venugopal@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (02) 9324 5789

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Completion and submission of set weekly exercises

Task Description

Object-Oriented Programming is a unit with cumulative content requiring regular and sequential studies. This assessment is to enhance your knowledge by encouraging the consistent study of theory and completion of weekly exercise. You will require to complete and submit selected weekly tutorial exercises.


Assessment Due Date

Submit during specified weeks commencing from Week 2 to 11


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after submission


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

Weekly tutorial exercise is completed and submitted.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the principles of object-oriented programming
  • Implement object-oriented programs using a modern programming language


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

In this assignment, you have to develop a Java GUI based application (using JavaFX controls) to meet the requirements as per the given specification. You will develop the software solution using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

By completing this assignment you will learn to

  • Use more than one Java class to implement encapsulation, inheritance, aggregation and/or polymorphism.
  • Build an interactive software application using graphical user interface components.

The full specification will be available on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (10 Sept 2021)

Two weeks after due date or submission whichever is late


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

The detailed assessment criteria will be provided along with the assignment specification. Your assignment submission will be assessed mainly on the following:

  • Developing Java classes that implement encapsulation, inheritance, aggregation and/or polymorphism
  • Using appropriate GUI controls and Listeners
  • Adhering to good programming practice.

Penalties related to late submission and plagiarism will be applied as per University policy.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Implement object-oriented programs using a modern programming language
  • Build interactive software applications using Graphical User Interface components
  • Apply self-designed and existing algorithms in problem solutions
  • Use complex data structures in software application development.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

In this assignment, you have to develop a Java GUI based application (using JavaFX controls) that will extend the software solution, developed as part of your Assignment 1, with additional functionality as required in the given specification. By completing this assignment you will learn to:

  • Implement object-oriented programs using a modern programming language
  • Build interactive software applications using GUI components using JavaFX controls
  • Apply self-designed and existing algorithms in problem solutions
  • Use complex data structures and Lambda expressions in software application development

You will develop the software solution using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The full specification will be available on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021)

Two weeks after due date or submission whichever is late.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The detailed assessment criteria will be provided along with the assignment specification. Your assignment will be assessed mainly on the following:

  • Using ArrayList or LinkedList or any other data structure
  • Extending Java classes and/or implementing Interfaces
  • Using suitable Java Layout Managers, GUI controls and Lambda expressions
  • Developing Java classes for file reading and/or writing
  • Adhering to good programming practice

Penalties related to late submission and plagiarism will be applied as per University policy.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Build interactive software applications using Graphical User Interface components
  • Use complex data structures in software application development.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

4 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
Take Home Final Exam

Task Description

The take home final exam will be conducted during the exam week of the term. An exam memo, that will be available later on the unit website, will provide complete details of the take home final exam.


Assessment Due Date

During exam week as per the University exam schedule


Return Date to Students

Marks will be released on certification date


Weighting
55%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria is listed below:

  • Explain the principles of object-oriented programming
  • Make corrections to rectify errors in each given Java code
  • Apply self-designed and existing algorithms in problem solutions

Complete details will be available later in the take home exam memo.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the principles of object-oriented programming
  • Apply self-designed and existing algorithms in problem solutions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

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