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COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
Object Oriented Programming
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General Information


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.


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 unit 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 1 - 2022


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


Weekly tutorial assessments are not sufficiently weighted


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


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


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.


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.


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

Feedback from Student Evaluation


Assessment feedback was insufficient or unclear


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.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many countries and provides 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.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 8. 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 - 20%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 25%
3 - Project (applied) - 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
Textbooks and Resources



Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals 11 (2018)

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

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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